Connect with us

Maserati will not give up on Internal Combustion Engines

Maserati-Levante-Trofeo-1

Maserati

Maserati will not give up on Internal Combustion Engines

The heads of FCA and Maserati confirm that the company will not-go full-electric and will continue to make cars powered by fossil fuel powertrains.

The automotive world as we know it is embracing electrification with both hands. Be it all-electric cars or hybrids, car manufacturers are electrifying their vehicles in some capacity. But Maserati seems to be in no mood to give up on fossil fuel-powered cars.

According to a MotorTrend report, FCA CEO Michael Manley and Maserati North America’s head Al Gardner have mentioned in a recent investor call that the brand has no plans to go full-electric. The topic surfaced while the head honchos were speaking about the first quarter earnings of the FCA. Maserati as a brand has been struggling for a while and FCA is stepping in to assist the luxury carmaker to get its act together.

While the company is vocal about its plans to go for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles, Al Gardner delivered to the reporters at the conference which confirmed that Maserati isn’t going to let go of gasoline. He said, “This is a brand that needs combustion engines. It needs that raw emotion.” He also emphasized the importance to return Maserati to its roots as a race car company which then transformed into a luxury carmaker. Gardner has a tough second half of 2019 ahead of him to increase product awareness among prospective customers of luxury SUVs like the Levante.

Maserati-GranTurismo-1

Maserati will definitely be opting for various levels of hybridization and the first steps will be taken in the 2022 model range overhaul. A sports car based on the Alfieri concept will be a good place to kick off and it is scheduled to be unveiled in March 2020 at the Geneva Motor Show. This will be followed by a crossover smaller than the Levante. Both these all-new vehicles will be employing electrification to a certain extent.

But rest assured, Maserati will never go all-electric and regardless of the massive overhaul in its lineup, gasoline-powered vehicles will always have their place in the brand’s range.

Source: MotorTrend

Continue Reading

More in Maserati

Brands

Trending

Videos

To Top