2022 MASERATI ALFIERI

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ON SALE: Late 2021 BASE PRICE: $140,000 (est)

Dur­ing Fiat Chrysler’s re­cent Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Day, new Maserati boss Tim Ku­niskis, for­merly of Dodge, out­lined the sto­ried mar­que’s plans to take on Tesla (get in line) with elec­tri­fied ver­sions of its new mod­els, in­clud­ing the long-de­layed Alfieri coupe, which is set to re­place the ag­ing GranTurismo. Un­der­pinned by an alu­minum space frame, the Alfieri will be avail­able in both plug-in hy­brid and all-elec­tric ver­sions and will em­ploy a three-motor e-AWD sys­tem. Maserati is talk­ing smack about a sub2-sec­ond 0-60 run (!) and a top speed in ex­cess of 185 mph for the top-spec all-elec­tric model. A con­vert­ible ver­sion, the Alfieri Cabri­o­let, is also in the works.

The Alfieri is part of a to­tal re­vamp­ing of the Maserati lineup, which will see its four-door mod­els re­placed with new ver­sions by

2022, all built off of a new mod­u­lar plat­form. Like the Alfieri, the Qu­at­tro­porte and Le­vante will of­fer bat­tery-elec­tric op­tions, and all will be mar­keted un­der a new Maserati Blue sub­brand. Ev­ery fu­ture Maserati pow­er­train will be de­vel­oped by Fer­rari, in­clud­ing the plug-in and ful­l­elec­tric sys­tems.

Maserati also plans to launch an all-new cross­over that will fit into the lineup be­low the Le­vante. Although Maserati isn’t say­ing much about the yet-to-be-named SUV so far, we’re bet­ting it will be sim­i­lar in size and scope to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, with Maserati claim­ing it will have a bestin-class light­weight plat­form and 50/50 weight dis­tri­bu­tion. So far only a plugin hy­brid vari­ant of the new cross­over is planned and not a full EV model.

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