Production of the upcoming Maserati Kubang may be set for the Jefferson North plant where Chrysler builds the Jeep Grand Cherokee on which the high-riding Maserati will be based, but that doesn't mean that the Trident marque is giving up on production in its home country of Italy anytime soon.

According to statements made by union officials, Maserati is gearing up to produce a new four-door sedan at a facility on the outskirts of Turin – although whether that is the larger replacement for the Quattroporte or its upcoming baby brother remains unclear – but that's not all. Maserati, according to reports, has also been tasked with building the 4C sportscar for sister-brand Alfa Romeo, much like it had with the higher-end 8C Competizione that came before.

Between the two new sedans, the SUV, the ongoing production of the GranTurismo line and the Alfa 4C, Maserati sure seems to have its hands full – with a little game of musical factories – for a brand currently represented by two model lines.


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      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Alfa 4C can't get to the U.S. fast enough!
      Bill Burke
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 4C also offers Chrysler an opportunity to use this platform for a Crossfire replacement as a halo car for the Chrysler brand. I have owned a Crossfire coupe and presently a Crossfire roadster and they are outstanding, much more distinctively styled cars based off the Mercedes 250 SLK. Because of the limited market for a two seat sports car and the problem with sustaining a stand alone manufacturing facility in Germany, this popular sports car was canceled. The one thing it proved is that there is a business case for this type of high end sports car for Chrysler if a platform and facility can be found. The 4C is that platform, with Chrysler power of course, Turin is the facility and the time is right for a new Crossfire. It looks as if at least one Chrysler platform beyond the Jeep will be the basis of a future Maserati made in America, so there may be more than a few Chrysler products based off Maserati/Alfa Romeo platforms made in Italy in an expansion of Chrysler as a luxury brand and sister to Lancia.
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        @Bill Burke
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          Bill Burke
          • 2 Years Ago
          Respectfully, I doubt Chrysler is looking to be Buick, it's already better than Buick. I'd say Chrysler wants to run with Lexus, BMW and Mercedes at a price advantage. Better looking than a Crossfire? I get nothing but raves from all kinds of people about my Crossfire, which in my opinion is headed for collectable status shortly. What a car !
        Mark S
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Given the amount of carbon fiber in the car, I can't see Chrysler doing a mid-engined US variant. As much as I'd like to see a Dodge nameplate there, this might only be a design and marketing study for Mopar.
      mikelee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maserati isn't SERIOUSLY considering building this thing, are they? It's really ugly(!)
      jvice
      • 2 Years Ago
      the elise lives!
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can I have the car AND the blonde?
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        @Justin Campanale
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Id be lying if I said I understood what the point of the 4C is. I'm all for it, as I love sportscars, I just don't see where they're positioning it in the market. It's supposed to be a Cayman S rival, but it's the size of an Elise, and will be priced closer to a 911. So who do they plan on buying the car?? I guess I can see it just being a niche car, but I'd predict slow sales and a one generation run on account of it.
        Aowolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        I think I can explain this one... Emotion. There are a lot of us who simply love Alfa Romeo and the idea of a small Italian sports car is tantalizing. Does it make sense...of course not...but do I want it. Hell yes!
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Aowolf
          Theres a difference between wanting it and people with the money buying it.
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        @Frisky_Dingo
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        Matteo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Where did you read that thing about the price? They want to place it under 50k €. The 4C is the first step to rebuild Alfa Romeo's image. Where the 8C is just a limited edition Maserati with another dress, this one is completely an Alfa Romeo.
      dss10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can some one tell me if this is a reskinned KTM X-Bow? Also does the front "trunk/boot/hood" open? I do not see any shut lines or panel gaps.....
        Matteo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dss10
        The frame is from Dallara, like the X-Bow, but it's not the same. You don't see any shut lines because it's just a concept car, several things will change on the production model
      Matt Mossberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      the 4c is so beautiful
      mrdumass44
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like that matte red a lot, I cant wait for Alfa"s to hit the show rooms.
      DjDNz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pic 3, her dress is see through...
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