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MORE: Maserati is going electric, but it doesn’t want a piece of Tesla’s market share

With the new Levante SUV headed to showrooms, Maserati is shifting its focus to developing a replacement for the GranTurismo/GranCabrio twins. Production of both models ended a few weeks ago but it sounds like the new cars are still in the embryonic stage of development; Denton hinted they won’t be ready for another two years. Insiders suggest the second-generation models will be smaller, lighter, and much more driver-focused.

Maserati is expected to introduce the V8-powered version of the Alfieri in 2019, about a year after the new GranTurismo/GranCabrio, and the electric model will appear in 2020 at the earliest. The gasoline-burning model will cost about the same as the F-Type, which carries a base price of $61,400. Executives are confident the onslaught of new models will help the brand achieve its ambitious goal of selling 75,000 cars annually by the year 2018. – READ MORE