Maserati’s last remaining non-sports cars, the Ghibli and Quattroporte, will be officially replaced by 2025 as part of the brand’s move away from sedans and focus on SUVs.
According to Australia drive.com.aua consolidation will take place that will see the Ghibli cease production entirely in 2024 and the Quattroporte the following year, before being replaced by an all-new model under that moniker.
“The plan is for the Ghibli and the Quattroporte to become one. So the Quattroporte will be short-wheelbase [model] “It’s the size of a Ghibli, but it’s called a Quattroporte,” Maserati’s general manager for Australia, Grant Barling, told the publication.
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Along with the merger, Barling also confirmed that the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo will be phased out entirely, although there was no mention of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 or 2, 0 liter soft. the turbo-petrol hybrid used in the Ghibli Hybrid, Levante Hybrid and the new Grecale.
Uncertainty surrounding what the sixth-generation Quattroporte will look like widens as it has not been announced whether it will be fully electric in line with parent company Stellantis’ move to have its entire brand electric by 2030.
If you’re really going for a fully battery-powered model, expect the current M156 platform, which debuted with both models in 2013, to drop one of its STLA foundations from Stellantis, which is due out next year with the STLA Medium and STLA Large.
In addition to the Quattroporte, Maserati will introduce a new Levante in 2025. Drivebut only after the premiere of all-electric versions of the Grecale and the soon-to-be-reborn GranTurismo next year.
A fully socketed version of the MC20 is also expected by 2025, when the Folgore badge, which means lightning bolt in Italian, will be standard on all models.
As such, we can expect a gradual downsizing of both the Ghibli and Quattroporte ranges over the coming months and into 2023.