When Maserati he had talked about his future and, in particular, about the new electric models of the Folgore series, he had not mentioned the Ghibli. This had immediately made people think that for the sedan there was no future. Now, confirmation arrives that the Ghibli is destined to leave the scene in the coming years. Grant BarlingMaserati’s general manager for Australia, speaking to Drive, said the sedan will start disappearing from dealerships in 2024. The idea is to want to rationalize the range of sedans in a market that pushes more and more towards SUVs.
In this way, the Quattroporte will be able to continue to remain on the market even if in the future it will be a different car than today. In fact, in 2025 a new model will arrive that will have dimensions similar to those of the current Ghibli.
The exit of the Ghibli will also mark the end of the Maserati V8 engine as this car, the current Quattroporte and the Levante (the SUV will be renewed in 2025) are the latest models of the brand to have this Ferrari-derived engine. The next generations of the Quattroporte and the Levante will be offered in the Folgore version with a 100% electric powertrain. It is not yet clear, however, whether they will also be offered with an internal combustion engine, although it is likely.
The long-term plan is that the Ghibli will be replaced with the Quattroporte. The plan is for the Ghibli and Quattroporte to become one. Hence, the Quattroporte will become a full-sized model of the Ghibli, but still called the Quattroporte. To be fair, the large car segment in which the Ghibli is present has declined quite a bit.
Therefore, from 2024 the Ghibli will be progressively discontinued. The fact that the brand will say goodbye to the V8 shouldn’t be too surprising. Today, in fact, Maserati is focusing on the 3-liter twin-turbo V6 called Nettuno which made its debut on the MC20. Electric models will then become increasingly important given that from 2030 the car manufacturer intends to offer a range of battery-only cars.