Maserati boss Harald Wester has confirmed the launch of its long-awaited Alfieri sportscar at subsequent 12 months’s Geneva motor present – six years after it was first previewed as an idea automotive again in 2014.
This large hole signifies radical modifications to the mannequin. The Alfieri can be on supply with a alternative of three completely different electrified powertrains, since Maserati is trying to place itself as each a high-tech efficiency carmaker and the know-how chief within the Fiat Chrysler Vehicles (FCA) group.
The powertrain choices on the Alfieri will embrace an electrical model, which is able to use a tri-motor, four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring and 800V battery know-how, and a plug-in hybrid.
The manufacturing model of the two-seater won’t observe till 2021/22, although. Within the meantime, Wester says that the model plans to launch up to date variations of the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. These will then get replaced with new variations by the tip of 2022, which can even every include a completely electrified powertrain choice alongside mild- and plug-in hybrid variants.
“Any product we contact or make could have important electrification,” stated Wester. “The primary launches for brand new merchandise are in 2021/22 and by the tip of 2022 we could have a very new vary. For each line-up, we could have a full battery-electric model.”
Wester believes Maserati to be one amongst only a few manufacturers that may make a industrial success of electrified drivetrains within the medium time period. “For a very long time, it won’t be a enterprise. We’re all dreaming,” he stated.
Wester didn’t sound hopeful a couple of long-term future for diesel in Maserati’s vary. Then again, Maserati has sourced petrol engines for its earlier fashions from Ferrari; and after Ferrari’s separation from FCA, Wester has stated the model would “not essentially” proceed sourcing from there. Nonetheless, did say that you simply’d must “do one thing distinctive” to match Ferrari’s engines.