Maserati Quattroporte Spied Barely Hiding Its New Nose
The refreshed Maserati Quattroporte continues its development in a camouflage that does not hide much. There are hints that the biggest changes are happening under the hood, however.
The refreshed Quattroporte has a new nose. The headlights now have their LED position lights along the top edges and clear sections on the sides. The radiator grille posts are thicker and the front fascia inlets are a bit larger.
The changes at the rear are even smaller. The taillights have a modified appearance and there could be tiny changes to the bumper.
Inside, a revised cabin would have an updated infotainment system with a larger screen. Expect there to be a digital dashboard as well.
Maserati plans to launch the high-performance Quattroporte Trofeo on August 10, in addition to the Levante and Ghibli versions. The models would use a new 4.0-liter V8 that could produce around 590 horsepower (440 kilowatts). There would also be improvements to the suspension and brakes to cope with the extra horsepower.
It’s also possible that the Quattroporte will receive the mild hybrid powertrain from the recently updated Ghibli. The setup consists of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt alternator and a rear-mounted battery. This delivers 330 horsepower (246 kilowatts) of power and 332 pound-feet (450 Newton-meters) of torque.
These changes should inject a bit more excitement into the aging sedan. The existing model dates back to its debut in 2013, which is practically old considering the rapid pace of development in automotive technology over the past decade.
According to Maserati’s latest product plan, this Quattroporte update is just a mid-cycle refresh for the sedan. A brand new model is coming in 2022, and it would include an electric version.