During last year’s Capital Markets Day presentation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed bold plans for Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
Of course, FCA has a horrible record of following through with their plans and that will happen once again.
The changes to Maserati’s product plan are minor, but the redesigned Levante has been pushed back to 2023. The GranTurismo and GranCabrio have also been given a second lease on life as they’ll be redesigned instead of replaced by an all-new sports car which was preferably referred to as the Alfieri.
As for the timeline, 2020 will see the introduction of facelifted versions of Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte. That same year, the company will introduce an “all-new sportscar” which will be available with an electric powertrain.
In 2021, there will be a convertible version of the aforementioned sports car as well as an all-new GranTurismo. The company will also introduce their so-called “D-UV” which is a crossover that will slot beneath the Levante. All three models will also be offered with an electric-only powertrain.
The product launches slow down for 2022, but include a redesigned GranCabrio and Quattroporte. Like the rest of the all-new models, they’ll be offered with an electric powertrain and a Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system.
While Maserati’s plan largely carries over, the same can’t be said about Alfa Romeo. FCA has decided to cut capital spending and rationalize Alfa Romeo’s product plan to focus “on current market strengths with reduced global reach and overlap with other Group brands.”
As a result, their future lineup has been gutted. Last year’s plan called for an assortment of new models including an updated Giulietta as well as an all-new E-UV, 8C and GTV. All those models have apparently been canceled.
Instead, we’ll get facelifted versions of the Giulia and Stelvio in 2021. However, there’s no mention of their previously announced long wheelbase variants.
A compact SUV (C-UV), previewed by the Tonale concept, will be launched in 2021 and offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It will be joined by a previously unannounced B-UV that is slated for 2022. Little is known about the smaller crossover, but it will be offered with an electric powertrain.