It should be ready in 2020
American-Italian car company FCA will invest five billion euro of fresh capital in the area of electrification in the coming years. Regarding to this, it was known some time ago that part of this money would go to for development electric mobility at Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo. However, it appears that there will be another European brand operating within the group, the Maserati, on the list of recipients of fresh billions. Car brand's plans in this area are already known with the first results being visible as early as next year.
In 2020, it will therefore hit the road the first electrified Maserati car, and it will not be the one you might expect, the hybrid Levante, but smaller of the two limos, Ghibli. Of course, the remaining models will also go through this process, so will Quattroporte, Levante and both athletes, GranTurismo and GranCabrio. In fact, the latter two are also to be the first Maseratis to be equipped exclusively with electrical power. When is this supposed to happen, otherwise the Maserati is not revealing yet.
As far as e-mobility is concerned, Italians will focus not only on electric power, but also on autonomous driving. All of the new Maseratis will be equipped with the technology for the autonomous driving of the second generation, while a short time later is expected to offer even the technology of the autonomous driving of the third generation, which will be capable of changing lanes on the highway, and the automatic stopping of the vehicle at the side of the road in the event of the driver's neodzivnosti.
In addition, all new Maserati cars will be manufactured exclusively in Italy, more specifically in the factories in Cassino, Modena and in both Turin factories, Mirafiori and Grugliasco. In Turin, however, the main vehicle development of the FCA group is expected to take place in the future, which is why Fiat's development centre is expected to invest as much as EUR 800 million in the future.