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Maserati Levante SUV to be brand's best seller, launching late 2016

Maserati Australia expects the upcoming Levante SUV to be its best-selling model when it lands in local showrooms towards the end of 2016. The Ghibli-based SUV, which is set for a world unveiling at January's Detroit motor show, is late to the party: original plans to have it based on a Jeep Cherokee platform were scrapped in favour of the Ghibli and Quattroporte platform, with production also shifting from the USA to Italy as a result...

Maserati Australia to sell 1350 units per year from 2018

Maserati Australia expects to sell around 1350 units per year by 2018 as it expands its product offerings into new segments. Having sold about 35-45 cars a year between 2000-2004, the Italian brand began the first phase of its restructuring process in 2005 with an expanded national dealer network
, as well as a greater personalisation programme...

Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...

FCA chief Marchionne revives GM merger talks: "Mediocrity", hugs and the vitality of Jeep

Never one to mince words, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has again spoken of the need for his company’s board to consider a merger with General Motors - by something approximating “force” if necessary...

Maserati boss rules out electric models: hybrids coming, but hydrogen the future

Harald Wester, CEO of Fiat Chrysler’s revitalised Maserati brand, believes the future of green motoring lies in hybrids first, and hydrogen fuel cells later. Speaking with American magazine Motor Trend, Wester derided the weight of electric vehicle battery packs, throwing shade at the likes of Tesla’s Model S and the BMW i3...

New Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee and other models delayed

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is delaying the all-new or redesigned versions of some of its most iconic vehicles, such as the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee as the company moves to shift its resources elsewhere. Sources have informed Reuters that the Italian-American car maker is delaying work on some of its North American-made models as it concentrates on its upcoming relaunch of Alfa Romeo, which is set to get a brand new range of rear-wheel drive vehicles...

Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled

The Zagato Mostro has been unveiled a day before its public debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which takes place over the weekend on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Only five Mostro coupes will be built to celebrate Maserati's centenary. All of the small build run has already been allocated to long-time Zagato owners and all Mostros will be delivered by December 2015...

Maserati Levante design revealed via patent drawings

Drawings, claimed to be from a patent filing, for the Maserati Levante have been leaked and published online. The patent drawings seen here were obtained by AutoGuide. The American website claims that these design drawings were submitted to the Australian patent office on April 8 and were recently granted registered status...

Maserati Levante SUV to debut at 2016 Detroit auto show - report

The Italian marque's first ever crossover vehicle, the Maserati Levante, will reportedly make its global at next year's Detroit auto show. According to Autovisie, Maserati's first SUV will debut at the 2016 Detroit show, which starts on January 12. The car will then go into production from March in Italy...

Maserati production slows - report

Demand for Maserati luxury cars appears to be tapering off, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cutting vehicle production at its Grugliasco plant near Turin, according to a union within the manufacturer. Automotive News Europe has reported, via a source, that shifts at the plant have dropped from 12 to 10 per week, indicating that demand for the brand's best sellers, the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte, could be tapering...

Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report

Audi would like to have the Q2 and Q4 names up its sleeve as it expands its SUV offerings, but the badges are currently owned by Fiat Chrysler, and the Italian-American concern isn't going to relent without a fight. Car magazine claims that Audi has approached Fiat Chrysler about acquiring the rights to both the Q2 and Q4 badges, but was rebuffed...