A consequence of this could be that Maserati set their option a class higher by price
and performance. The 405 horses of the new Grand Torismo are likely to mark a rate that
won't be exceeded by the Brera-based sports car. In 2008, the Grand Torismo will go on sale
as the latest newness of the house, in 2008. An open top version with retrac-
table hardtop will follow.
The recent Quattroporte is underpinned by this platform, however, the Italians could use
it once again for this models successor!
The luxury sports sedan will be available at the end of this decade. Up to this point, the
future plans might justify calling Maserati the Italian Jaguar. But, one project could change
it: An SUV or, as it is more likely, a crossover vehicle. The Kubang concept, introduced in
2003, did already point at such ambitions. Ever since many things have changed. The possible
partners, Volkswagen and General Motors, are out of question today but, the South Europeans
are still fancying a thing like that.
At least when some of the forthcoming contenders of the R-class hit big. Maserati could use
some FIAT understructure for that project. It's yet far away and there are many uncertain
points in the strategy as well as there are a lot decisions to be made for a successful line
up extension, however, the exciting thing with the brand is the huge potential of it. It's
up to the Italians to seize the chance.