Maserati preparing electric Quattroporte for 2028

Maserati preparing electric Quattroporte for 2028

Maserati’s range will look a lot different in 2030 than it did in 2020. The brand has already confirmed that the Quattroporte and the Levante will both be replaced by electric models, and it told us when we’ll see both models while shedding light on the other cars in the pipeline.

The final Quattroporte rolled off the Turin, Italy, assembly line in December 2023. The smaller Ghibli and Maserati’s V8 engine died at that time as well, and they’re not coming back. Instead, the brand will remain without a sedan in its lineup until 2028, when it plans to release an electric follow-up to the Quattroporte. It’s too early to provide concrete details about the model, but Maserati released one interesting tidbit of information: While the EV will carry the historic Quattroporte nameplate into the 2030s, it will be closer to the Ghibli in terms of size.

When it lands, the next Quattroporte will join a battery-powered SUV described as an E-segment model that sounds a lot like the Levante’s electric replacement. Production of the Levante continues, even without a V8 option, and we don’t know when the big SUV will retire yet.

As of writing, it sounds like both models will be only offered with an electric drivetrain. Until then, Maserati will continue to offer gasoline- and battery-powered versions of the cars in its range. We’ve seen and driven the GranTurismo Folgore, and the coupe will spawn a convertible called GranCabrio later in 2024 that will also be available with either a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 or three electric motors. Even the MC20 supercar will be offered with electric power: The Folgore model previewed in 2020 will reach production by the end of 2025.

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Note that these EVs won’t replace the gasoline-burning variants: “We’re going to let buyers decide [whether they prefer the V6 or the EV],” Maserati told me.

Maserati stresses that all of these electric models will be designed, developed, and manufactured in Italy. It notably invested a significant amount of money into modernizing the research and development center it operates deep within its decades-old headquarters in Modena.

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