As a following act to the redesigned Quattroporte and the recently unveiled 2014 Maserati Ghibli, Maserati will be releasing a slew of new products in the coming years, including the next-generation GranTurismo, the all-new Levante SUV and a new 911-fighting coupe – possibly called Gran Sport. While all of this information was detailed last year in a leaked product plan document, there were no dates associated with any of the new products. Auto Express is now reporting that the new GranTurismo will be out in 2015 and the new smaller coupe is expected out in 2016.

According to the report, the new coupe will be smaller and sportier than the GranTurismo, and it will feature a mid-engine layout with a platform that isn't shared with the Alfa Romeo 4C. This product onslaught is a part of Maserati's plan to increase sales to 50,000 units globally by 2015.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think that this platform can be put to good use amongst all of the brands. *The Alfa Romeo 4C should stay as is. The engine is supposed to be a 1.8 turbo with 300 hp. Price:$50 k. 2200 pounds * For this proposed Maserati, the platform should be stretched just enough to accomade a pair or rear seats(think Lotus Evora). 2700 pounds. I think that Maserati should develop its own odentity, rather than simply being seen as a souped up Alfa or a dumbed down Ferrari. Why not go for something unique and innovative, like.....say, stuffing Chrysler V8s in their cars? Putting huge American pushroad V8s in sleek Italain cars has been done before with the DeTomaso Panthera and it Iso Grito; it could be done again. Anyway, the power the this Maserati should come from a 6.4 Hemi with 470 hp. Basically, an Italain competitor to the Audi R8, or maybe Maserati's re-incarnation of the Panthera. Call it the Grand Sport. $150 k. * As we all know, Lancia is a dead brand. What would give it more life than to ressurect on of its glorious icons? They should bring back the Stratos on the Maserati's extended 4C platform. They should price it between the Viper and the 4C, at $80 k. Engine would be the 3.0 turbo V6 with 420 hp found in the Maserati Ghibli. They should add AWD to reflect the Stratos's rallying past. Final weight comes out to 3000 pounds. Interior should be VERY minimalist. This would be sold in the US and ofher markets which don't have Lancia under the SRT brand. *Ferrari might as well make a new Dino on the 4C's unlengthened platform, but enhanced to Ferrari standards.. Weight: 2400 pounds. Price: $120 k. Engine would be half of the F12's 6.3 V12, or a 3.1 inline 6 with 360 hp. * Fiat should use a super-decontented version of the 4C's platform to make a new X1/9. Engine can be the existing 1.4 , but with 120 hp. The original X1/9 only had 70 hp, so it really doesn't need to have too much power. Weight: :2300 pounds. Price: $25 k. This would be sold in the US under the Fiat lineup to supplement the 500, upcoming 500X, and the 500L. It should use retro styling which reflects the styling of the original.
      Robert Bleumer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yo, I sense a possibility for a predecessor if the X1/9. After all, Fiat and Maserati are stablemates.
        Justin Campanale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Bleumer
        If they took out all the carbon fiber from the 4C to make it cheaper, and installed a puny economy car engine in the car, it could work.
        Bill Burke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Bleumer
        I think the Chrysler ties are stronger in this instance.
      Carguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Maserati wants to succeed with this smaller (i.e. less expensive model) it needs to produce a car that people can put 10-12K miles a year on without having to overly stress about outrageous service/parts replacement costs. Its never going to have the maintenance/service costs or an Accord but it also can't be on the same scale as a $280,000 Ferrari.
      Mike Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well...if it\'s a blah-looking as their sedans, it won\'t be worth waiting for(!)
        shomare
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Lee
        Isn't that funny. When I see a Maserati, I think of it as one of the most beautiful cars ever designed.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @shomare
          Except for the sedan, or whenever an Aston Martin shows up...
          Wild Weasel
          • 1 Year Ago
          @shomare
          Interesting. When I see a Maserati, I think of it having one of the most beautiful interiors of any car. Weird... I know... but that's always been their standout feature for me. Doesn't have the beauty of an Aston or the performance of a Ferrari... but it'll have the most beautiful stitched leather covering every surface of the inside!
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      There absolutely needs to be a Chrysler Crossfire version of the new smaller coupe. The original Crossfire did such an outstanding styling job of improving upon the Mercedes sports car upon which it was based , if people remember as I do. I'm sure that Chrysler Crossfire fans like me would love to see a" Chryslerati" coupe and roaster to give Chrysler a much needed niche vehicle. Yea it will happen.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bill Burke
        You're probably the only one who thinks the Chrysler Crossfire was an improvement on the Mercedes-Benz SLK.
          Bill Burke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Greg
          Not if you own or have driven either. I've done both and clearly the Crossfire, although it drove almost identical to the Mercedes, had a better interior and far better looks. In fact, almost everyone who has seen the Crossfire at shows where I show it regularly, comment on it's looks and how much they like it. In my opinion, no contest, really. So lets just agree that a new Crossfire is needed from Maserati.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Greg
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      ccl4151
      • 1 Year Ago
      Make it a 911/Audi TT,Jaguar F-type beater
      Richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this comes in around 550sl money for a 6 cylinder turbo and a modest premium for the v8 turbo it will be a huge win.
        Jai302
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Richard
        It's a Maserati. A mid-engined Maserti at that. They'll surely charge a lot more for it than any comparable Merc
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ferrari v8 & 12 Maserati v6 (recalling the famous Maszer dohc. I6) Alfa dohc 4 (recalling Dr Pugliad engine) Differentiation solved. Oops. Forgot about Lancia!
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll just cross my fingers and hope that this comes in under $100k. It seems like there are lots of sports cars out there for very rich, but far fewer choices for the merely affluent.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      ... ready to scoop up and devour small animals.
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