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While Maserati has been successful in launching its MC20 supercar, Grecale crossover, and rebooted GranTurismo––along with the respective electric variants for the latter two––its next all-new product isn't running quite as smoothly. The next-generation Quattroporte, which will replace both the existing sedan and the smaller Ghibli with its shrunken chassis, has been "frozen until further notice."


Reasons are scarce, but a report from Italian publication Corrier Torino states that suppliers were notified this past November that the next Quattroporte, codenamed 'M9S', has been "suspended." Production was allegedly supposed to start later in 2024 ahead of deliveries the following year, but the delay throws that deadline into obscurity. It's worth noting that only the electric Folgore variant was explicitly mentioned, and since the Quattroporte has been rumored to offer a slightly less powerful V6-powered gas variant, there's still a possibility for that version to carry on as planned.




Interestingly, the report also noted that "discussions are underway on the repositioning of the group’s high-end brands," namely Alfa Romeo and Maserati, "with a view to avoiding overlap" between the two automakers. There's a chance that Alfa Romeo's own planned successor to the Giulia sedan could share components with the downsized Quattroporte EV, which, if true, means that Maserati could be delaying its own model to give Alfa some space, widening the gap to highlight the distinctions between the two Italian EVs.


Another possible motive behind Maserati's decision could be cost-related issues. It's been said that the company had asked suppliers to decrease costs by 6 percent, which follows a request the previous year to cut costs by around 5 to 6 percent. Halting development of the Quattroporte altogether would effectively ease the pressure on suppliers, while also leaving room for Maserati's existing costs. That means the project will likely remain submerged in ice until the brand's budget is truly able to bear the weight of a new model.


Image Credits: Maserati
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Jan 5, 2024
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Maserati's Next-Gen Quattroporte Has Been "Frozen Until Further Notice"

The sedan's electric successor was originally supposed to arrive for the 2025 model year.

While Maserati has been successful in launching its MC20 supercar, Grecale crossover, and rebooted GranTurismo––along with the respective electric variants for the latter two––its next all-new product isn't running quite as smoothly. The next-generation Quattroporte, which will replace both the existing sedan and the smaller Ghibli with its shrunken chassis, has been "frozen until further notice."


Reasons are scarce, but a report from Italian publication Corrier Torino states that suppliers were notified this past November that the next Quattroporte, codenamed 'M9S', has been "suspended." Production was allegedly supposed to start later in 2024 ahead of deliveries the following year, but the delay throws that deadline into obscurity. It's worth noting that only the electric Folgore variant was explicitly mentioned, and since the Quattroporte has been rumored to offer a slightly less powerful V6-powered gas variant, there's still a possibility for that version to carry on as planned.




Interestingly, the report also noted that "discussions are underway on the repositioning of the group’s high-end brands," namely Alfa Romeo and Maserati, "with a view to avoiding overlap" between the two automakers. There's a chance that Alfa Romeo's own planned successor to the Giulia sedan could share components with the downsized Quattroporte EV, which, if true, means that Maserati could be delaying its own model to give Alfa some space, widening the gap to highlight the distinctions between the two Italian EVs.


Another possible motive behind Maserati's decision could be cost-related issues. It's been said that the company had asked suppliers to decrease costs by 6 percent, which follows a request the previous year to cut costs by around 5 to 6 percent. Halting development of the Quattroporte altogether would effectively ease the pressure on suppliers, while also leaving room for Maserati's existing costs. That means the project will likely remain submerged in ice until the brand's budget is truly able to bear the weight of a new model.


Image Credits: Maserati

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