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Maserati outlines EV future, utility confirmed

All (plugged) in: The next generation Ghilbi will kick off Maserati’s electric future with a new hybrid system before the new electric GranTurismo and GranCabrio lob next year.

Maserati says all future models will feature electrification, utility model planned

17 Feb 2020

JUST a month after starting development on its new electric vehicle powertrain, Maserati has announced that all future models will feature either a hybrid or battery electric set-up, all but confirming long-standing rumours its new super-sportscar will be a hybrid.


The announcement comes in the wake of an €800 million ($A1.29b) investment by Maserati in upgrading its Mirafiori production hub, the site at which the next-generation GranTurismo and GranCabrio twins will be produced, the Trident Brand’s first dedicated electric vehicles.


While those models aren’t due to start production until next year, the first step towards Maserati’s electric evolution will actually be taken this year with the arrival of the new Ghilbi sedan, the first model to feature a hybrid powertrain.


According to Maserati, major upgrades and “modernisation” works are also underway at its plant in Modena where its new “super sportscar” will emerge from later this year, including EV production equipment and an all-new paint shop.


“As one of the brand's recent claims puts it, “the music is changing”, and this will be even more apparent in May this year, when past and future will meet to place Maserati firmly on the world stage for the future of mobility,” the brand said via a statement.


Continuing the trend of investment and improvement, the premium Italian marque is set to invest some €800 million ($A1.29b) in upgrading its Cassino plant, from which “a new Maserati utility vehicle” will emerge from some time in 2021.


The investment will be used to create an entirely new production line for the as yet unnamed utility with works tipped to start at the end of March with the first pre-production cars due early next year.


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