Maserati will upgrade its Modena plant’s production lines this fall.
If you were crossing your fingers hoping Maserati would build the Alfieri first shown in 2014, you won’t be disappointed. Recently, Maserati announced its plans to upgrade its Modena, Italy plant later this year in preparation for a “totally new model”. While their announcement didn’t specifically mention the Alfieri, the Capital Markets Day presentation FCA gave last year strongly hints in that direction.
As part of FCA’s five-year plan, Maserati focused on the Alfieri, including an all-electric variant with three-motor all-wheel drive and a 0-60 time in “around” 2 seconds. By 2022, FCA aims to electrify the entire Maserati range, including this new Alfieri in both coupe and convertible versions.
Part of Masterati’s future product portfolio mentioned new versions of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte, as well as a new “D” segment utility vehicle. What it did not mention were new versions of either the GranTurismo coupe or the GranCabrio convertible. Maserati Australia boss Glen Sealey reportedly told CarSales that production of both cars would only last a few more months.
Photos: Maserati Alfieri Concept (2014)
The goal: 100,000 annual Maserati sales by 2022
Maserati said in their own statement that plans are moving forward to produce new models as part of the five-year plan. “The CEO has thus confirmed the key role of the Via Ciro Menotti plant in Maserati’s 2018 – 2022 industrial planning. He has assured continuing production and the plan which foresees the renewal and upgrading of the production lines in preparation for the arrival of new models.” In all likelihood, the Alfieri will be the first new model off the line, spurring Maserati’s goals to revamp its entire lineup in the next five years.
By 2022, Maserati aims to sell 100,000 units annually across the globe. On that, they hope to achieve a 15 percent profit margin. In the meantime, however, we’ll see the GranTurismo/GranCabrio out of production by the end of 2019. Maserati says the new model “will roll off these production lines starting in the first half of next year.” That means we may not see full-scale deliveries of the new Alfieri until 2021 or even 2022.