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Maserati's future plans get laid out


Yesterday’s news on Maserati’s plans to unveil the concept version of their future SUV in Frankfurt have apparently sparked a bit of interest for the rest of the brand’s lineup. Automotive News has revealed more details on the full Maserati future product line which includes plans for a boost in sales of 50,000 units per year. This alone will be quite an achievement considering only 5,675 Maserati models were sold last year. With that goal in mind, Maserati went to work to develop new models.

As of right now, three new models will be launched as part of the brand’s extensive sales boost: two new sedans and the aforementioned SUV. Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has said that the two sedans won’t just be rebadged Chrysler models, but have different bodies, new interiors, new front and rear suspensions, and dedicated powertrains.

The first of the new sedans will be the long rumored baby Quattroporte , followed by the larger Quattroporte , code-named M156. The baby Quattroporte will be launched next year as a competitor for models like the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6 . It will feature a high performance version of the Chrysler V-6 Pentastar engine with a total output of about 400 HP. Prices will lay between $78,000 to $99,000.

Hit the jump for more details from Maserati’s future lineup.

The second sedan will be a larger Quattroporte and will be a competitor for models like the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes S-Class . It will be about 5170mm long, 70mm longer than the current Quattroporte, and 220mm longer than the "baby" Quattroporte. Under the hood, there will be a revised version of the Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V-8, switching to direct injection and delivering about 475 HP, coupled with ZF Group’s eight-speed automatic transmission.

The engine will be combined with all-wheel-drive and stop-start technology for a better fuel economy. This new model will be priced between $185,000 and $215,000.

The SUV will be built on a Jeep Grand Cherokee platform and will be powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 unit capable of about 450-hp, coupled with ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission. European customers will also receive VM Motori’s 3.0-liter V-6 with power increased to over 300 HP. The Maserati SUV will be launched on the market in 2013.



9 comments:

Well, I have to say that I’m really impressed with the elegance and luxurious of the Maserati. Plus, the figure performance of the car is quite remarkable. I can’t wait to see the lined up production of this car manufacturer!

I haven’t heard any current production from the Maserati. Well, its good to know that they have a future plan! And at last we can see the debut of long time rumor for the production of the Quattroporte.

I would say that I’m really impressed with the figure performance of the vehicle. Plus, the vehicle is kind of elegant and luxurious.

The styling of the car is kind of impressive. I would say that Maserati has an elegant and luxurious production vehicle. I wonder on will be the debut of baby Quattroporte.

Yeah. Good for Maserati they are finally going to unveil this one. Too bad they will only create three units for the motor show. I hope this is going to be successful so that they will build more of this.

hmm. It seems that Maserati has plan on spicing up the competition between the BM 5 series and Audi A6 that’s why they are finally revealing the larger version of Quattroporte! The specs and details of this vehicle and other future productions are yet to arrive. My hands are aching to lay on its steering!

With the awesomeness of the creation of Maserati vehicle, now wonder why there’s a increasing demands for their car. Finally,Maserati had laid out their plans for their future production. The long time rumored baby Quattroporte is on its way next year! I can’t wait to see this car!

Finally! I’m happy about those moves, and I hope that maserati will scucess!

Finally! I’m happy about those moves, and I hope that maserati will scucess!

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