Maserati's current lineup is as pure as an Italian thoroughbred, but that's about to change as the company is embarking on a major production expansion.

Maserati's current lineup is as pure as an Italian thoroughbred, but that's about to change as the company is embarking on a major production expansion.

Things will kick off early next year when Maserati introduces the next-generation Quattroporte - possibly at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. It will reportedly be six inches wider and two inches longer than the current model. The larger dimensions will result in more rear seat legroom and a bigger trunk with an extra 107 liters (3.8 cubic feet) of storage. Despite the size increase, the model is expected to weigh 100 kg (220 lbs) less which could make it 30% more efficient.

AutoBild also says the baby Quattroporte will be introduced in 2013. It will reportedly measure 4.90 meters long which makes it roughly the same size as the BMW 5-Series. Engine options are rumored to include a turbocharged V6 petrol and a V6 diesel with more than 300 PS (221 kW / 296 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

In 2014, we can expect to see the production version of the Kubang concept. It will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and reportedly feature an engine with up to 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp).

Lastly in 2015, we can expect to see replacements for the GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

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