There are some big changes happening at Maserati. The storied Italian automaker today confirmed to Car and Driver that production of the Ghibli and Quattroporte will conclude at the end of this year.
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Those two are currently the only sedans that Maserati sells, and they leave behind the recently redesigned GranTurismo sports car, the newly introduced Grecale compact SUV, and the Levante mid-size SUV—the latter of which might not be long for this world either.
While Maserati has yet to officially announce plans to discontinue the Levante, we believe it’ll exit the lineup following the 2024 model year. The company has already confirmed that will be the final version available with a V-8, as the engine’s production will cease by the end of 2023. However, it will continue to be offered on ’24 versions of the Ghibli 335 Ultima and the Levante V8 Ultima. Unfortunately, there is no V-8–powered Quattroporte Ultima model.
We now also know that the Ferrari-built V-6 will meet the same fate as the V-8, as Maserati has confirmed that it’ll disappear along with the Ghibli and Quattroporte. While the six-cylinder will soldier on and continue to be built in 2024 for the Levante GT and Modena, the company told Car and Driver it will update us regarding the end of production of the SUV when those details are official, further fueling our speculation that the Levante is approaching the end of its life.
Despite today’s news, the Maserati Quattroporte might not be gone for long. That’s because we believe a next generation of the luxurious sedan is on the way, as first reported by Autocar. The new QP is expected to serve as Maserati’s sole sedan offering, and it could arrive in the U.S. for the 2025 model year. It’ll likely be a stretched version of the GranTurismo, which means it should offer a twin-turbo V-6 as well as an 800-plus-hp electric powertrain. Obviously, don’t expect a V-8 version.
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Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a journalism degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.