The storied Italian carmaker, founded over a century ago, has undergone a host of changes that have kept it alive in a highly competitive automobile industry. Today, it is part of the Stellantis Group, an automobile behemoth that owns more than ten brands, including Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Jeep. The big news for Maserati in 2021 revolved around the launch of its new supercar, the MC20. It is currently available in coupe form, but Maserati has teased a convertible version that could be officially introduced later in 2022. There will also be an all-electric variant later on.
Apart from the MC20 production, Maserati has made wide-ranging changes to its 2022 model lineup that simplifies its trim level structures. Trims like the GranLusso and GranSport have been scrapped in favour of a more straightforward three-trim nomenclature for most models.
The Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante are now offered in GT, Modena and Trofeo trims. The GT trim targets a more urban, modern-oriented demographic, what Maserati calls the "dynamic and curious global citizens." The Modena trim dials things up a notch with more aggressive attributes and sportier styling, while the Trofeo trim is the most performance-focused of the trio.
Then there is the Maserati Grecale, an all-new luxury SUV set to be unveiled sometime in 2022. It should inject fresh life into the lineup and continue Maserati's repositioning strategy as it aims to be more relevant in its target sectors.