In what is great news for car lovers in India, the Italian luxury car maker, Maserati has opened its first Indian dealership in New Delhi in conjunction with AMP Supercars. The showroom will provide sales, spare parts as well as after sales service and is located near Mathura Road in the capital.
All four models from the Maserati stable i.e. the Quattroporte, the Ghibli sedan, GranCabrio and the GranTurismo sports coupe will be on display at the dealership and customisation options will also be available to buyers at the store.
According to Bojan Jankulovski, who is the head of Indian operations, Maserati is absolutely thrilled to be back in India and is looking to create world class standards in partnership with AMP Supercars. The demand for exclusive luxury vehicles has grown in the markets and Maserati aims to meet that with its line up.
The company had wound up its Indian operations about three years ago when its Indian distributor, the Shreyans group got into trouble. Now though, the company is on the expansion path and is looking to add two new dealerships in Bangalore and Mumbai to its list and have a greater reach among the urban areas. The Maserati launch comes on the heels of the Ferrari which also recently reopened its doors in India with five models.
- The prices for Maserati in India (ex-showroom) are:
- Maserati Quattroporte diesel: Rs.1.50 crore
- Maserati Quattroporte GTS: Rs.2.20 crore
- Maserati Ghibli diesel: Rs.1.1 crore
- Maserati GranCabrio: Rs.2.00 crore
- Maserati GranTurismo: Rs.1.80 crore
For the lovers of Maserati, here is a good news. The most awaited Levante SUV/crossover is now leaked in patented images recently filed by the automaker. The car isn’t an alien to the automotive lovers. As seen in the skin of Kubang Concept previously, it literally lent some insights about its design and understanding of the production-spec version.
In the leaked images, it wears the new front fascia, with fog lamps placed lower than before and tail gate got more conventional than ever. The side profiles are anyways more or less identical to the ones drawn on concept.
The show of Levante SUV will hit the North American auto platform of Detroit first during 2016. The engine options like V6 (with outputs of 350PS and 425PS) with the V8 (of 560 PS) will make way to the showrooms in petrol option. The diesel engine of 250PS, 275PS and 340PS shall also find the place in the list. After all, Maserati is in the league to hit nail on its head by garnering good increment of sales at a very quick shift.
Those in the market to buy a marvelous piece of luxury and has the taste of going Italian, then 2016 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte may turn as the most suitable choice. That’s because, the Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati are coupled together to provide the interiors for those aforesaid models.
Available only in international markets, the edition will soon start rolling off the sales floor this fall. Poltrona Frau Leather and Anthracite Ermenegildo Zegna Silk in combination are seen inside the cabin delivering the outstanding appearance.
Buyer can choose from three different colors of leather Black, Natural and Red. Each of them may see contrasting stitches in grey shade at door panel, seats and dashboard.
Though, no change is stated in the technical s=pockets. The engine bay must continue to hold those options of engine of the present models. Even the price may get leaked out at the time of launch, but sure-footedly it will pinch the pockets of buyers harder than the standard variant.
Maserati in a league to bow the world some exclusive Italian engineering in the luxurious form and also to reach deeper towards its said sales target for the coming years, a one more handshake has came into the light which will transform the carmaker to a one of the leading automobile apparently in the coming time.
As we all dream of our cars to be engulfed with the class-leading technology and obviously most of them come from the aviation industry only, proceeding on this mindset the Modena based carmaker has joined hands with aviations’ best, “Airbus” for sourcing the technologies to the automotive industry.
There aren’t concise details of the areas which Fiat-owned carmaker will work over the aeronautics. But speculations comment it to be centering the attention near to lightweight materials and metals used.
Hence, the outcomes can be shortly seen with the unveiling of Alfieri production version which will hit the showrooms in 2016 and rounding off the Porsche 911 as well as Jaguar F-Type.
Airbus has inked the deal with Maserati under the title of Technology Transfer Framework. The said program allows organization to share the know-how of aeronautics by tying up with the potential companies outside the industry, where the Trident logoed carmaker is been proven a one. The same may also extend Airbus in achieve the economies of scale by further making the tech reach widely.
Maserati has the range of newbies coming into showrooms very soon.
Earlier, the Alfieri concept was reported to go into production in coupe and convertible versions both. The new GranTourismo too was in the line to be headed into the manufacturing bay.
Within no time, now, it is reported, the SUV too is in the line of reaching the showrooms soon.
As per reports, this Italian carmaker has confirmed the SUV/crossover Levante is going to making debut by end of the next year (2015).
In the concept form automaker has named it as Kubang based on the platform of Ghibli. But under the guise of production-specific, Q4 four-wheel drive system will be planted to it. The 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine to power the 410bhp, and a 3.8-litre V8 will be deployed to see the rating of 530bhp odo in Italian fashion.
For the diesel side, it could be a 3.0-liter V6 producing 271bhp at the best.
All the aforesaid machines are expected to be mated to 8-speed automatic transmission with traction being delivered on both the axles.
Mirafiori factory of Turin, Italy, is cited to roll-out the Levante, wherein the right-hand-drive is quashed in the pipeline to launch by 2016 in the international market.
Maserati has confirmed to a source it will build the Alfieri concept which debuted at 2014 LA Auto show in 2+2 layout.
Hence, the convertible version will not be able to see the daylight at the time when coupe will roll-out of the factory during 2016 or 2017. Instead, the topless Alfieri expected to arrive after a year than the coveted sibling. Both of them will utilize the identical engine line-up.
The engine under hoods is going to be consisted of a 3.0-litre V6 producing 404bhp for rear-wheel drive, while the range topping trim is about to galore the all-wheel drive and power in couple of specifications: 444bhp and 513bhp.
To be specific about the sales, Maserati had aimed to achieve 75,000 units till 2018, but the Alfieri is cited to be exempted from attaining this pressure as the model is slotted to be a halogen product for attracting the walk-ins to Maserati showrooms. Speaking about it in detail, the Alfieri is going to be catered like the way F-Type and 911 did for their respective maker, that’s for supporting the sales alongside rather than maligning deeply with the audience over the issue of numbers sold.
It will be delighting to drive Alfieri from behind the steering, but the price apparently isn’t going to cater the mass buyers.
The cores of Maserati are abreacted to be retained as with the exclusivity and luxury both.
Underneath the beautiful looking body, platform that official said to use will be derived from Ghibli and Quattroporte in an updated form, whereas the concept was based on the current-gen Granturismo.
Prices expected of starting at 60,000 GBP in UK.
Ghibli, the dream of Maserati to eat up the numbers from mass luxury market, against the likes of Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series, is received with fresh updates for 2015 model plate at the LA Auto Show.
The amendments are neither generous in size nor in nature. But still our call of duty to pen them down for the sedan to gets it right listing, there appears only enhancement of navigation and Bluetooth features that are standard with the car. A new finish is applied to the brake calipers, and contrast stitches for the Ghibli and Ghibli SQ4. Buyers of Ghibli, Quattroporte and GranTurismo are also entitled to be given away with three-month subscription of SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Maserati Ghibli paddock of 2014 LA Auto Show was co-shared by Alfieri concept, GranTurismo MC Centennial edition and updated Quattroporte GTS.
Well, this new model of Maserati Ghibli is set to go on sales in US market soon as the company has just grossed its best-ever sales in that country over the recent past.
Reportedly, Maserati & Neiman Marcus has jointly rolled out a special edition Ghibli for the coming Christmas season.
The aforesaid example will be limited to 100 units and all cars are bound to wear a Grigio Maratea paint shade and ride on silver twenty-inch forged alloys. Complementing it, will be the red brake calipers, and black surround at the front grille.
Inside the cabin the baby Italian chic for the festive attire will be adorned with leather upholstery, trident logo on headrest and inox foot pedals. Other add-ons include, piano black trim, special edition numbering on central console and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
As based on the Ghibli S Q4 variant, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition meant to be equipped with all-wheel drive assisted by a V6 3.0L twin-turbo engine delivering 410hp and 550Nm of torque. The 0-100 km/h run shall be called in 4.8 seconds and top-speed of 284 km/h.
Hence, deliveries are stated to commence at the end of this year (for Christmas celebration) and prices to be starting at $95,000 – which has to be paid on October 22nd when order books will be laid open.
Don’t be surprised by the spy-shots of Lavante as it seemed the car underneath is Ghibli. To the confirmation, Maserati has raised the height to house the SUV underneath for the testing purpose.
There cannot be concrete expectations be lent here with regard to the platform used. However, as per to certain extent, there can be the Quattroporte or Ghibli underneath the SUV.
There are also chances that Jeep Grand Cherokee may also make its way here.
Power specifications and engine options will not disappoint the market either. It will have many options for everyone.
A V8 of 560 hp and a V6 of 350 or 425 hp, both with the twin-turbo are absorbed for the petrol buyers.
The diesel owners can go by the options like 250, 275 and 340 horsepower from a V6.
Appropriately, the manufacturing will take place at the company’s Mirafiori plant in North Italy. The production is about to commence by the end of next year.
Image Courtesy: Auto Evolution
A brand new Maserati Quattroporte caught fire, and was burned to ground, in Azerbaijan over the weekend. The incident happened on Saturday in the capital city of Baku.
The four-door sedan of Maserati was owned by Rufat Abdullayev, a Baku resident, which perhaps is a Maserati Quattroporte GTS, one of the only new Quattroporte’s in Azerbaijan.
It is almost impossible to tell where the fire started and what the cause behind it was. Streaming out details from the images, it seems feasible the Maserati Quattroporte had fallen either to an arson strike or a mechanical fault. The completely burnt vehicle and scarce source of news deprived us from lending any of the sneak peeks behind the accident.
No one is reported injured or dead during the accident.