Maserati

Maserati taps Chase for private-label financing

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Maserati is partnering with Chase to establish a captivelike brand: Maserati Capital USA. Chase took over as Maserati's private-label financial provider on April 1 in more than 100 Maserati dealerships across the U.S. Maserati Capital USA will provide financing and leasing options for consumers and Chase will offer commercial lending and treasury services for Maserati dealers.... Read More »

Maserati looks to automate some aspects of driving in new Levante

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Maserati is developing a semi-automated driving system for its new Levante crossover that also will likely find its way into the company's Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the next two years, CEO Harald Wester said today.... Read More »

Maserati starts new Levante at $72,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Pricing for Maserati's Levante crossover, which make its North American debut at the New York auto show, will start at $72,000, excluding delivery, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Porsche ex-CEO acquitted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Porsche's ex-CEO, finance chief acquitted; FBI car-hacking warning; Maserati Levante starts at $72K; Hyundai teases Genesis concept; Leaf taps a beer trick; Family fun with Ferrari.... Read More »

Maserati Levante to start in U.S. at $72,000

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2016

The 2017 Maserati Levante, the luxury brand's first-ever crossover, will go on sale in U.S. dealerships this fall, with pricing starting at $72,000, excluding delivery, the brand said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler gains access to cash at U.S. arm

3:06 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it eliminated covenants linked to term loans of its U.S. unit, FCA US, thus gaining full access to the subsidiary's cash. Fiat Chrysler can now use the cash to help fund a product overhaul of Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati by 2018, at which time the company also says it will have eliminated its net debt.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Whistleblower sues VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Whistleblower sues VW; 2nd legal test for GM; Mazda's festival focus; Maserati, Nissan recalls; New Mazda crossover; Dodge track adventure.... Read More »

Maserati recalls Quattroporte, Ghibli for risk of unintended acceleration

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2016

Maserati is recalling some of its Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury sedans because of danger posed by the driver-side floor mat, which can become dislodged and stuck in the accelerator.... Read More »

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 »

 
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Peter Sigal
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1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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