Maserati is looking to expand down-market, with plans to introduce two new models in the next five years. The two models will span a rather significant price point, ranging from 55,000 to 70,000 Euros (roughly $74,000 to $94,000 U.S.). Currently the lowest price Maserati in the brand’s lineup is the GranTurismo, which starts at $118,000.
There’s no word on what sort of vehicles the new Maseratis will be, with speculation ranging from a more entry-level sport coupe to a BMW 5 Series GT competitor. It has been reported that the next Quattroporte platform will spawn new Alfa Romeo models and other reports have suggested Maserati branded versions of those cars are also in the works. We’ve even heard rumors that future Maserati models could be powered by a version of Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 – but changed considerably with a displacement of 3.0-liters, direct-injection and twin-turbos.
With sales of Maseratis taking a considerable slump as of late, the plan to increase the brands product offering is part of Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne’s new 5-year plan for the Italian automaker. Marchionne said that the addition of two new Maserati models would increase revenues for the Ferrari/Maserati business from 2 billion Euros in 2009 to 3.5 billion Euros in 2014. That being said, it’s clear Fiat has high hopes that these two new Maserati models will represent a considerable volume of total sales.