Maserati has seen a notable growth of market share in the later part of the decade, peaking with its best global sales tally ever, in 2017. While things have leveled off a fair bit since then, the Italian marque seems to have achieved its goal of improving its image and presence around the world as a legitimate automaker. FCA is investing heavily in Maserati, funding a swarm of new models over the next five years. It’s spending replacements for the current generation Ghibli sedan, GrantTurismo convertible, and Levante SUV. All will be available will full battery-electric powertrains. In all, there will be ten new products in the next five years, including a new mid-size SUV.
Maserati's big changes to the existing range are focused on the interior (a place that Maserati has struggled in the past). The new 2021 vehicles will get a new infotainment system with a 10.1-inch screen that’s 10 times the resolution when compared to the outgoing model. It’s an android-based system and connects with your phone, Amazon Alexa, and Bluetooth. It will offer over-the-air updates. The company has also redesigned the instrument cluster along with the new features like the line wireless charging, Wi-Fi, and advanced driver assistance features.
Maserati has the fastest production lineup in the company’s history. A big part of this is the Trofeo line. Maserati is expanding the Trofeo collection. It includes the Levante, Ghibli, and the Quattroporte. The vehicles all get the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V8 that makes 580 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. These cars all feature launch control, Corsa performance drive mode, unique Trofeo badging, unique wheels, and specific exterior design elements. Maserati said that it wants the Trofeo line to be recognizable across all models. The designers added the Nerissimo collection to the Trofeo line. This is blacked-out accents and plenty of carbon fiber. The Trofeos also get unique hood vents and side skirts.
The new era for Maserati will come with the MC20 supercar. The engine is the Nettuno 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that’s F1 derived. This is the first 100 percent Maserati designed and produced engine in over 20 years. It makes 621 hp and can propel the car from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds. The top speed for this car is 202 mph. The car has a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis engineered by Dallara and butterfly doors. Draped over that is beautiful bodywork that uses Maserati’s current lineup into account, utilizes the MC12’s styling, and takes this further. There’s a front splitter that is right in line with the side skirts that lead right up into the rear diffuser. These elements are hand-crafted carbon fiber. At the front, the lights, Maserati said, came from cars of the past. Maserati said it went all the way back to the designs of the 1950s.