It was already confirmed that Maserati is working on a new SUV and smaller sedan, but now we know the names of the two new Maserati models.
Maserati revealed new details about its future lineup today at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. It was already confirmed that Maserati is working on a new SUV and smaller sedan, but now we know the names of the two new Maserati models. The new Maserati SUV will be called the Levante, while the new midsize sedan will be badged the Ghibli.
Maserati previewed its new SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show with the Kubang concept, but the production version will not arrive until 2014. The Levante will share its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and will also be built in the U.S. The name Levante draws from Maserati’s early days when the Maserati brothers moved the company to a bigger facility in 1919, Via Emilia Levante in Bologna, Italy.
The Ghibli sedan is expected to debut next spring either in Geneva or Shanghai. This is the second time that Maserati has used the Ghibli name. The first time was on a two-seater coupe that was launched in 1967.
Maserati eventually hopes to produce 20-25,000 units a year of the Levant and 20,000 units of the Ghibli. A new Quattroporte sedan is expected to debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January.