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In a press release published a few days ago, Maserati confirms its electric ambition by announcing “bold electrification” with several new features. The GranTurismo Folgore and Grecale Folgore (the name Folgore being dedicated to Maserati’s electric models) are already available for order, and should be followed by the GranCabrio Folgore convertible this year, just after the thermal variant. In 2025, the brand will launch a 100% electric version of the MC20, already marketed with a Nettuno V6 under the hood, both on the coupe and the MC20 Cielo convertible.
But while the electric Quattroporte and Levante were due to arrive in the range, in 2024 and 2025 respectively, Maserati is backtracking by largely postponing them. Thus, the future electric Levante now seems planned for 2027 under the code name “large-size BEV E-UV”, while the Quattroporte is completely postponed to 2028, four years later than the initial plan!
The sedan was however to be one of the first to switch to 100% electric by no longer offering any thermal engine unlike the other Maseratis. It seems that it is ultimately not ready on time, and that the Trident brand prefers to put the project aside to concentrate on other vehicles. Rumors from the corridors also suggest a repositioning of the project, to distance itself even more from the future electric Alfa Romeo Giulia. The two models must in fact share the new STLA Large platform, allowing in particular to use an 800V system for rapid charging and to carry generous batteries offering up to 800 km of autonomy.
Maserati nevertheless specifies that “all current and future models of the brand are and will be designed, developed and manufactured 100% in Italy”. The thermal MC20 and MC20 Cielo as well as their future electric versions will be manufactured in the historic Modena factory, at the brand’s headquarters. The other models will be produced in the Viale Ciro Menotti factory.
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To sum up
On the occasion of the presentation of its “100% Made in Italy” strategic plan, Maserati gave indications on its future models. And while we expected to see a new 100% electric Quattroporte arrive this year, the large sedan is finally postponed until 2028!
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