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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges

Speaking to the media at the 2016 Detroit auto show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed what we reported on two weeks ago: Audi has acquired the rights to the Q2 and Q4 badges from Fiat Chrysler. At the Detroit show, Stadler told Autoblog, "We promised each other we wouldn't disclose what it cost, but it was not something they were willing to sell...

Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...

2016 Maserati New Cars

Details of the new and updated Maserati vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   Levante – late 2016 The long-awaited Maserati Levante SUV will make its world premiere at March’s Geneva motor show before storming into Australian showrooms at the very end of 2016...

Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over faulty door latches - UPDATE

Maserati Australia has announced a recall on its GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, to replace faulty door latches. The company’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive, reports that the door latch mechanisms may have had insufficient heat treatment during manufacturing...

Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled for alternator fix

A number of new-generation Maserati Quattroporte GTS sedans have been recalled in Australia for an alternator wiring defect. Maserati’s Australian distributor European Automotive Imports reports that the issue centres on a protective sealing cover for an electrical connection which may not be installed correctly...

Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut

The 2016 Maserati Levante has been spied testing again, this time in its most revealing state of undress yet. Caught testing ahead of a global unveiling at January’s Detroit auto show, the prototype shown here is wearing only a light layer of camouflage - although most of the key details remain disguised for now...

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...