Published on June 13th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
First Electric Maserati GranTurismo Teased, Debuts This Year
The next-generation Maserati GranTurismo has been teased, and it’s going to have an all-electric option.
In the Maserati portfolio, the GranTurismo is a grand tourer with 2 doors and 4 seats. It has been in production since 2007 and is due to be replaced very soon. And so this week, Maserati has officially teased its replacement. Gone is the 4.7-litre naturally-aspirated V8, and in comes an all-electric powertrain. There might also be a petrol and/or hybrid model, likely using the V6 Nettuno engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This new 2022 Maserati GranTurismo will be the first Maserati model to have all-electric options. Maserati plans to launch 16 new models through to 2024 and the GranTurismo marks a pretty big step for them. They only recently revealed their first Hybrid model, the Ghibli Hybrid. Although Maserati has referred this model as the GranTurismo, there’s still a chance that they will end up calling it something else, like the Alfieri – from a concept car the company showed in 2014.
This teased new generation GranTurismo is still camoflaged, but we can see some details. The new headlights are similar to those found on the MC20. Compared to the outgoing car, the silhouette is pretty similar. However, the grille looks a little more rounded than before and it’s flanked by intakes in the corners. No images of its rear end or interior were shared.
We can expect this new Maserati GranTurismo to debut sometime later this year for the 2022 model year. Right now, the prototype is still being extensively tested on roads and circuits for the last stage of its development. There’s no word on the convertible GranCabrio sibling replacement, but expect to have a template of that after the official launch of the GranTurismo.
For more on the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo, check out the short blurb from the press release below.
The first prototype of the new Maserati GranTurismo was driven out of the Maserati Innovation Lab and was photographed on the streets of Modena.
The new Maserati Gran Turismo will be the Brand’s first car to adopt a 100% electric solution.
Ahead of the launch of the new model, the prototype cars are currently undergoing a period of intensive road and circuit testing, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the final setup.