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CONVINCING buyers that passion and pragmatism can coincide is the key for Maserati to increase sales eight-fold to 50,000 vehicles by 2020. The new Quattroporte V6 and V8 are the first steps in that process. The Quattroporte will be the headline act in a play that Maserati expects to earn mainstream appeal on the basis of the smaller— and cheaper — Ghibli sports car and the Levante SUV.
The logic follows the Porsche approach of maintaining top-end cachet while developing volume models that spin the sports car heritage in a new direction. First impressions of the Quattroporte show the Italian maker is on the right road.
The Quattroporte V8 arrives in Australia in September with the V6 following two months later. Prices haven’t been finalised for either model but Maserati Australia head Glen Sealey says they will reflect the lift in standard features.
expects the V8 to cost about $320,000; the six