The Maserati Ghibli sedan will hit the pastures in 2024, ending the current generation’s 11-year run by then…
A Maserati executive has confirmed that the Italian company plans to end production of the Ghibli in 2024 as the transition to SUVs and electrification continues. The Ghibli icon traces its roots back to 1967.
In March 2022, Maserati announced that all models in its portfolio will be available in fully electric form (badged Folgore) by 2025, including the upcoming GranTurismo (and GranCabrio), the new Grecale, the MC20 sports car, the next-generation Quattroporte sedan and replacement for the Levante SUV. There was no mention of Ghibli at the time.
However, Maserati Australia general manager Grant Barling has now revealed that the next-generation Quattroporte will effectively evolve to cover both sedan bases, shrinking in size and ultimately leading to the death of the smaller sedan.
“The long-term plan is that the Ghibli will be replaced by the Quattroporte. Ghibli will go into production in 2024,” Barling said Driveadding that it’s “definitely a tough segment.”
“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,” he explained.
With Maserati aiming to become an all-electric brand by 2030, Barling also confirmed the imminent end of the road for Ferrari’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, which currently powers the Trofeo Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante.
In 2023, Maserati plans to launch a new GranTurismo based on the Mirafiori, which is billed as “the first car in Maserati’s history to use 100% electric solutions.” The new Grecale will also be available in an electric version.
The Ghibli logo – inspired by the name of the dry south-west wind of the Libyan desert – dates back to 1967. It was first applied to the V8-powered Grand Tourer before being used on the V6-powered coupe that debuted in the early 1990s. The current model was presented at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2013.