The Maserati Levante crossover that debuts at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March was supposed to be followed by the Maserati Alfieri coupe next year itself, but that isn’t going to happen. The Levante is on its way to reach the dealerships in March next year, but the production Alfieri coupe’s world debut has been postponed to 2018, says a report from Automobile.
According to the report, Maserati will keep the design of the production Alfieri very close to the Maserati Alfieri concept that made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. The production version will be exclusively rear-wheel drive, and be available with a 410/520 hp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine. Its open-top version that was previously set to arrive in 2017 will be seen first only in 2019.
The report also sheds some details about the Maserati Levante and possibly the Maserati GranTurismo facelift and Maserati GranCabrio facelift. First up, the all-wheel drive Levante’s engine options will include 275 hp 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 350 hp 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 425 hp 3.0-litre V6 petrol. A plug-in hybrid variant is planned to be launched in early 2018. The company is also working with another company which is unknown yet, on a locally sourced pure electric variant for China. As for the GranTurismo facelift and GranCabrio facelift, both would receive a new infotainment system and a number of modifications. Their replacement models will arrive in late 2019 or early 2020.