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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...

2015 Maserati New Cars

Details of the new and updated Maserati models launching in Australia in 2015.   Maserati Levante – 2016 It won’t reach our shores until 2016, but the big news for Maserati in 2015 is the unveiling of it’s first SUV, the Levante. Don’t let the spy images scare you: the Levante isn’t going to be a jacked-up Ghibli sedan...

Maserati Levante : Cayenne-chaser spotted testing

Don't worry: Maserati isn't planning a jacked-up version of its Ghibli sedan... this is a prototype mule for the Italian brand's upcoming Levante SUV. The weird double-decker roof design you see in our spy images, combined with the elevated suspension and extra weight, aim to mimic the Levante's higher centre of gravity and frontal area as Maserati tests various aspects such as chassis, drag and aerodynamic stability...

Ferrari Q3 profit falls below Maserati because of payout to ex-chairman

In a shake-up of the status quo, Maserati posted a higher operating profit in the third quarter of 2014 than Ferrari, thanks in part to the Maranello-based brand’s golden handshake with now-former chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.  Fuelled by strong growth of its Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, Maserati made 90 million euros ($128m) between July and September, more than doubling its profits over the same period in 2013...

Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna concept unveiled with silk interior

At the Paris motor show, the high-end Italian car maker took the wraps off the Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna concept. Based on the Ghibli S Q4, this latest concept co-production with Ermenegildo Zegna is painted in a unique exterior colour, dubbed azzurro astro or celestial blue. This has been matched with 20-inch alloy wheels with a liquid metal finish...

CarAdvice Q&A : Umberto Maria Cini, Maserati’s managing director of General Overseas Markets

It has been an extremely busy 12 months for Maserati both globally and in Australia, and it looks like being even busier over the next few years as a range of new models enter showrooms. Australia is an important market for the brand, a fact indicated by the recent visit of Umberto Maria Cini, managing director for Maserati General Overseas Markets, based in Dubai...

Maserati Quattroporte diesel dips below $200K

The Maserati Quattroporte diesel has become the brand’s first sub-$200K luxury limousine in 15 years. Priced at $198,800, the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel variant is the most affordable model to wear the Quattroporte badge since the 1999 Quattroporte 2.8-litre V6 turbo petrol manual, which cost $189,000...

Maserati Ghibli : 5 Series fighter priced from $138,900

The entry price to a trident-badged car will be lowered by more than $100,000 mid this year when a trio of Maserati Ghibli models arrive locally priced from $138,900. That price is for a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 variant of the full-size luxury sedan range, which delivers 202kW of power and 600Nm of torque to claim a 6.3-second 0-100km/h acceleration time and 5...

Maserati Alfieri sports car confirmed for production

The Maserati Alfieri concept from the 2014 Geneva motor show will go into production to take on sports cars such as the Jaguar F-Type. Speaking at a Fiat Chrysler investor event overnight, Maserati CEO Harald Wester confirmed the brand’s plan to build coupe and convertible versions of the Alfieri...

Maserati Alfieri set to replace GranTurismo, not sit beneath it

Revered Italian designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti says the production version of his Maserati Alfieri concept may replace the larger GranTurismo sports car altogether rather than join it in an expanded line-up. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice after unveiling the Alfieri concept at the Geneva motor show, the head of global design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed work had not started on a direct replacement for the ageing GranTurismo that launched in 2007...

Maserati Alfieri : 2+2 coupe targets 911, geared for production

The Maserati Alfieri concept is all but confirmed to be the Italian car manufacturer’s 2+2-seat coupe rival to the Porsche 911, coming in substantially smaller than the Maserati GranTurismo with which it shares its underpinnings. Beyond the classic front-mid-engined coupe proportions - long nose, petite rear – and lovely detailing, the Maserati Alfieri measures 4...