It appears that the Italian luxury car manufacturer will definitely offer hybrid powertrains for the majority of its vehicles.
As recently as 2013, Alfa Romeo and Maserati’s Chief Technology Officer, Harald Wester, stated that electric cars were “not the answer”. However, EU legislation will be setting mandatory emission reduction targets for new cars from 2020, which is forcing many manufacturers to reconsider their positions on hybrid technology.
Maserati is no exception and Ghibli, GranCabrio, GranTurismo and Quattroporte cars will each have plug-in hybrid models produced. These are scheduled to enter production in 2020 to meet with average emissions targets. The Levante has already been announced as having this option and is due to be released next year.
Maserati’s European general manager, Giulio Pastore, has asserted that if there is a sacrifice in performance “then we won’t do it” but concedes that “in some countries where it is highly incentivised, they will be a success.”
The only Maserati vehicle to be unaffected by the technology will be the top-of-the-range Alfieri.
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