Maserati has taken the wraps off of an all-new Quattroporte sedan, which will be unveiled to the public in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
With Fiat looking to capitalize on its Maserati brand by making the division a somewhat more mainstream premium automaker, hopes are high for the sixth-generation Quattroporte.
The new Quattroporte doesn’t represent a thorough rethink of the company’s range-topping sedan, but its look is heavily revised inside and out and it boasts more power.
Aesthetically, the Quattroporte’s front fascia is more in line with the company’s evocative coupes, while a stronger beltline helps better define its side profile. At the rear, the new car’s tail lamps are again clearly inspired by the automaker’s two-door models. A lower ribbon of unpainted rocker trim is a bit of a surprise, however.
Inside, the Quattroporte’s interior appears much more elegant than before. A big infotainment screen is surrounded by just two small knobs, a look that seems almost retrospective. By contrast, the rest of the interior is clearly 21st century. Interestingly, the Quattroporte’s headlamp and interior dimming switches appear to have been plucked from Chrysler’s parts bin, a nod Fiat’s ownership of both brands.
Maserati says that the Quattroporte’s V8 engine is all-new, but it is releasing few details. We do know that the V8 is related to the 4.7-liter unit used in the GranTurismo. The license plate shown in these photos also indicates that it could pack up to 530 horsepower in range-topping tune, a formidable figure.
Maserati is also expected to offer several additional power plants in the Quattroporte over the next couple of years as Fiat hopes to boost sales from around 6, 500 units annually to a staggering 50,000 by mid-decade. A boosted V6 is expected to become the high-volume engine unit and it will eventually be joined by optional all-wheel-drive.