Maserati’s lineup will be entirely renewed by 2022, led by a refreshed Ghibli sedan and a redesigned Levante SUV, which will share its underpinnings with a redesigned Quattroporte sedan. The Granturismo Coupe and Grancabrio convertible will be replaced by coupe and convertible versions of the long-awaited Alfieri. Both will be built on a version of the Giorgio platform, which underpins Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio. The versatile Giorgio hardware will also be used for a new Stelvio-sized Maserati SUV that will be positioned below the Levante. FCA is also planning an aggressive electric vehicle strategy for Maserati, with four BEV models—versions of the Quattroporte, Levante, and the Alfieri Coupe and Convertible—to be marketed under the Maserati Blue label. The cars will feature three motors—one at the front axle, two at the rear—and AWD with active torque vectoring. The electricpowered version of the Alfieri Coupe is rumored to have a top speed of close to 200 mph and be capable of accelerating to 60 mph in about 2.0 seconds. Why are automakers racing to develop fully autonomous vehicles and mobility services? Simple answer: Money. A report published last year by Goldman Sachs suggested the global ride-hailing market—taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.—could be worth $285 billion by 2030. Removing the driver from the business model through autonomous driving technology would increase the potential profit pool from $65 billion to $220 billion, Goldman says. Bottom line: An automaker operating its own autonomous ride-hailing fleet could make $14,000 per car over three years, nine times the average profit it makes selling a single vehicle. Porsche’s forthcoming 992 series 911 range will include a plug-in hybrid model. The PHEV 911’s powertrain will include a 3.0-liter flat-six and a 134-hp electric motor, giving a total system output of about 485 horsepower. Sources in Weissach suggest a 0–60 time of about 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. Although the hybrid 911 will reportedly travel up to 40 miles on electric power thanks to its 10.8kw-hr battery, Porsche engineers are said to be tuning the powertrain software to allow the motor to enhance midrange response and improve handling via torque vectoring. The PHEV 911 is also said to feature on-demand all-wheel drive, a buttonactivated 20-second torque boost, and liftoff coasting in Eco mode.