Maserati

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2016

Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike, GM cuts back; Pacifica rated at 28 mpg highway; Maserati grows N.A. dealer network; Honda hires detectives; Ssangyong's U.S. goal.... Read More »

Wester: Maserati to add N.A. dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Maserati will grow its dealership network in North America from 116 outlets to 130 by year end as it prepares to launch the Levante crossover that debuted in Geneva.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Europe goes crossover crazy, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Maserati says Levante will be 'big beast' among luxury SUVs

March 2, 2016 13:41 CET

The Maserati Levante will be the "big beast" among luxury SUVs, CEO Harald Wester said. Maserati is counting on the crossover to help it reach its target of boosting sales to 75,000 cars in 2018.... Read More »

Fiat makes big Europe push to rescue 2018 strategy

March 1, 2016 12:54 CET

Fiat Chrysler is embarking on a big product expansion in Europe, as the automaker faces crunch time over a strategy to more than double profit by 2018. After delaying investment in the region for years, the company is presenting 10 new or refreshed models at the Geneva auto show, ranging from the affordable Fiat Tipo to the upscale Maserati Levante SUV.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler begins production of Maserati Levante SUV

Feb. 29, 2016 12:04 CET

Fiat Chrysler started production of the Maserati Levante at its Mirafiori plant in Turin. The SUV, a rival to the Porsche Cayenne, will be launched in Europe in May and later in other markets around the world.... Read More »

Maserati gives a peek at production Levante crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

The first official images of the production version of Maserati's Levante crossover feature a streamlined shape with a heavily tapered back window and frameless door windows. Built in Italy, the Levante will be unveiled this week at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

FCA gets in on the 'Batman v Superman' action

11:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2016

When chaos ensues in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne hops in a Jeep Renegade to confront it. Fiat Chrysler is continuing its movie-alignment marketing strategy in the upcoming superhero flick through a co-branded partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Maserati releases first photos of Levante crossover

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2016

Maserati revealed its first undisguised production images of the new Levante, the first crossover in the luxury brand's 100-year history. The vehicle, to be built in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Mirafiori assembly plant, will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show next month. The midsize Levante is due to go on sale in Europe this spring and reach dealerships in North America later this year.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler will extend temporary layoffs at Maserati plant, union says

Feb. 17, 2016 14:23 CET

Fiat Chrysler will continue using temporary layoffs at its Grugliasco plant in Turin to adjust to lower demand for the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli models it builds there, a union said.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo, Maserati get new tech chief amid product launch delays

Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET

Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Maserati Levante launches. Fedeli will be chief technical officer for both Alfa and Maserati.... Read More »

MASERATI

Rebooting with an SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Like other exotic brands, Maserati must meet increasingly stringent emissions and fuel economy rules without sacrificing performance cred.... Read More »

Maserati sales boom stalls as output cuts expose Fiat Chrysler's luxury limits

Nov. 5, 2015 15:52 CET

Maserati is deepening production cuts as a boom prompted by the Ghibli sedan fades. The brand's slowing sales volume raises questions about parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitions to expand in the luxury-car segment.... Read More »

Maserati recalls some $141,500 Quattroportes due to fire risk

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Maserati North America is recalling some of its 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 sedans because of the potential for an engine compartment fire or stalling in the $141,500 luxury sedan capable of speeds as much as 190 miles per hour.... Read More »

Ferrari-Maserati casino dealership reopens in downtown Las Vegas

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The Ferrari-Maserati dealership formerly located inside the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel has been purchased by a downtown Vegas luxury car dealership.... Read More »

Ferrari-Maserati store inside Vegas casino folds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

The Ferrari-Maserati dealership inside the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel, which charges tourists and others $10 each just to look at the cars, closed Wednesday after 10 years in operation.... Read More »

Chehab: A Super Bowl MVP sidelined

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Saad Chehab walked away this month from his post as Maserati's head of marketing for personal reasons. But in the six years he spent with Chrysler and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, after a stint at Ford Motor Co., the 48-year-old Lebanon native, working under Olivier Francois, left an indelible mark on FCA's marketing... Read More »

Maserati trims production as Ghibli boom fades

Oct. 7, 2015 18:27 CET

Maserati is cutting production as a boom that was fueled by the Ghibli fades.... Read More »

Maserati's global marketing chief Chehab resigns

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

Saad Chehab -- Maserati's global chief marketing officer and the creative force behind several of Fiat Chrysler's celebrated Super Bowl ads -- has resigned. Chehab, 48, resigned Sunday afternoon for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move.... Read More »

Maserati expects sales to hit 50,000 target in 2016

Sept. 18, 2015 15:55 CET

Maserati expects sales to hit a target of 50,000 vehicles next year after it starts production of the Levante SUV.... Read More »

A new breed of superrich buyer emerges - and splurges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

A new generation of wealthy and more-raucous luxury buyers is emboldening automakers to rethink their offerings.... Read More »

Luxury brands hit the gas on new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

With U.S. auto sales booming, the ultraluxury brands are stepping up development of new products. At the top of the list for each is a crossover or SUV - unthinkable several years ago but now a must.... Read More »

For Maserati, Levante SUV is on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2015

Maserati's profits and volumes will recover after the brand launches its first SUV next year, says Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. The large SUV, called Levante, is expected to debut in January at the Detroit auto show. U.S. sales will begin next summer.... Read More »

Maserati dealer sues factory, alleging padded sales

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

A Maserati dealer has sued Maserati North America, saying the auto company insisted the dealership misrepresent sales, reporting 2014 vehicle sales as much as quadruple what they actually were, and discriminated against dealers who refused to participate, according to a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 28.... Read More »

Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says

July 31, 2015 11:44 CET

Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Maserati's second-quarter earnings fell by 30 percent and global vehicle sales were down 13 percent.... Read More »

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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