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Maserati has postponed its electrifying 'new era' brand relaunch

Maserati has delayed its major brand relaunch until September 2020, as the global automotive industry enters a period of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus crisis. The Italian luxury carmaker had initially planned to unveil its electrification agenda in May, at an event titled 'MMXX: The Way Forward' to be held in its hometown of Modena, Italy...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

Maserati invests $1.29 billion in hybrid and EV program

Maserati has taken the next step in its commitment to hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) with an investment of €800 million ($1.29 billion) in one of its key production hubs. After announcing plans for its first hybrid and EV models, the Ghibli, GranTurismo, and GranCabrio, Maserati has invested in upgrades to its Mirafiori production line to suit...

Fiat Chrysler's Google-based Uconnect 5 infotainment: Over-the-air updates, wireless Android/Apple connection

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has revealed the design and features of its new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. As revealed last year, Uconnect 5 is based on the Android mobile operating system. The underlying hardware now includes 6GB of memory, up to 64GB of flash storage, and a faster processor said to make the whole system five times faster than today's iteration...

Maserati teases 2021 GranTurismo electric vehicle

Italian sports cars and grand tourers are renowned for, among other things, the amazing sounds they make. Maserati doesn’t want its upcoming electric GranTurismo and GranCabrio to be exceptions. The company has teased its upcoming battery-electric grand tourer range, assuring it’ll have a “distinctive signature sound” that’s “unique and unmistakable”...

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group sign binding merger agreement to form $67 billion company

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the PSA Group have signed a definitive merger agreement. The two companies say they will, in time, generate two-thirds of its sales from just two platforms: one for compact cars, and one for compact and mid-size models. Each platform is expected to generate around three million sales per year globally...

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Maserati launches Levante Zegna special edition

Ermenegildo Zegna has a way with suits and with Maseratis. First came the Zegna edition Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans with their woven silk seating surfaces and now comes a special Levante Zegna Edition, arriving here before year's end. Instead of Zegna’s woven silk seating surfaces – still available as an option on the Levante – the Zegna Edition uses unique Pelletessuta woven leather co-developed by the fashion house and Maserati...

Maserati mule heralds arrival of new engine ahead of full reveal in 2020

Darcy Foster • Maserati has released photos of a test-mule running the firm’s all-new '100 per cent Maserati' engine. Reports suggest that this powertrain will underpin Maserati’s incoming sports car due to be unveiled in Modena in May next year. Whether that’s the new GranTurismo or a smaller offering more closely-resembling the 2014 Alfieri concept, we aren’t sure...

Maserati sports car coming May 2020

Maserati has announced its upcoming sports car will be revealed in May 2020. Details about the 'sports car' are hard to come by at the moment, but a teaser video posted on Twitter offers a few hints beyond the launch date. For one, it features a revving petrol engine, suggesting the first electrified Maserati won't be a pure-electric vehicle – instead, it's likely to be a plug-in hybrid, or offer a purely internal-combustion powertrain option option...

Fiat Chrysler developing straight-six engine, patent indicates

A new patent seems to confirm rumours Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is developing a new turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol engine. Mopar Insiders has discovered a patent on the US Patent and Trademark Office website for exhaust gas recirculation system for a turbocharged petrol engine. The patent, which was approved April this year, features an explanatory diagram with a straight-six engine...