In recent history, Maserati’s two-car lineup (the GranTurismo and Quattroporte) has been one of the most pronounced and recognizable faces on the market. The Quattroporte is an elegant and muscular sports sedan, with a carnal V8 to match, while the GranTurismo is a favorite amongst the wealthy elite. Its wedge-like shape is matched to a sweeping coupe profile. Both of these cars are successful in their own right.
But lately, Maserati has been looking to turn the heat up on buzz being generated around the brand. Rumors continuously swirl of a new sports car, a new Kubang SUV
is most likely on the way, and the recent introduction of the GranCabrio
had us searching for a new pair of knickers. Naturally, the aging Quattroporte was due for an evolutionary new design.
Taking cues from the new GranTurismo, on the front, the Quattroporte receives a revised fascia, sharper headlights and a sleeker, yet still instantly recognizable grille.
In the rear, it's of the same; revised, modern taillights are matched to a smoother rear end, and overlapping quad exhaust tips accent the finished product.
Inside, technology has been given a boost through the use of a new iPad-like touch screen infotainment center, and a futuristic speedometer and tachometer.
Although Maserati was slim on performance details, we expect the 2014 Quattroporte to one-up the previous generation, and boast more power courtesy of a Ferrari-sourced V8. It is also suspected the new four-door Mazer' will employ a more efficient turbocharged V6.
Expect to see the all-new Quattroporte in the
sheet metal at Detroit Auto Show in January. The new Maserati is expected to go on sale in mid-2013 as a 2014 model here in the states. We cannot wait.
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