Foreseen in 2020, will have the mechanical base of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but dedicated engines, and will a step under the Levante.
The Levante will not remain alone-the good results in the world of Maserati Levante have benefited from the Modena House, which sold 36,000 cars in the first nine months of 2017 against 23,900 in the same period last year. The numbers still remain very far from those who expect Sergio MacDonald, head of the FCA (the group of which Maserati is a part), according to which the luxury brand would have the potential to attest to 70,000-80,000 sales a year. To get closer to this goal Maserati is thinking of a second SUV, destined to “ride” the sales successes that cars of the kind obtain all over the world. MacDonald spoke about the new model during a recent assembly with the group’s shareholders.
unlike other occasions the manager did not answer the questions in an evasive manner, according to the reconstruction of the website Autonews, but it is allowed to escape some information of a technical nature: the SUV will resume the base Rear or integral drive of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but will have dedicated engines (therefore not Alfa Romeo), most likely to 6 cylinders. Maserati’s SUV will also have more cured interior finishes, superior quality materials, and a higher price list. The new model will compete with the Porsche Macan and will have the typical sporty footprint of the Modena manufacturer.
the 2020 Maserati SUV will have different characteristics than the largest and expensive Levante, 500 cm long and orderable with prices from over 73,000 euros. Thanks to this car Maserati hopes to approach the sales targets set by the MacDonald and increase the annual earnings, bringing them in the order of 1 billion euros. The manager did not anticipate, however, a key detail of the car, or the establishment in which it will be produced, although it is almost certain that it will be built in our country: here, in fact, the FCA has concentrated the production of the Giulia and Stelvio, which from the Cassino plant I’m being exported all over the world