The Ghibli will not be replaced once it is phased out in 2024
The Quattroporte will shrink to about the size of the current Ghibli
The brand’s V8 engine will also be discontinued at the same time, its replacement has yet to be announced
Maserati announced a number of changes to its product portfolio that will take place in 2024, including the end of the Ghibli.
The Ghibli has been the Italian brand’s smaller of two sedans since it was introduced back in 2013. Since then, the sporty luxury sedan remained practically unchanged since it didn’t receive any extensive refreshes.
Since Maserati announced its electrification plans without mentioning the Ghibli, rumours about this model’s demise began to circulate.
These rumours have now been confirmed and the Ghibli is set to go out of production in 2024, with no direct successor in the works.
This doesn’t mean that Maserati will exit the compact sedan market, however, since the brand’s other sedan, the larger Quattroporte, is expected to shrink to a size similar to the current Ghibli once it is reworked for 2024.
This is an unusual move in the automotive industry but it could allow Maserati to streamline its sedan offering into a single model.
Another change that was announced for 2024 is the death of the V8 engine in Maserati vehicles. This doesn’t come as a massive surprise since the brand aims to reduce its environmental impact and go completely electric by 2030, but it still signals the end of an era.
This is not directly related to the discontinuation of the Ghibli either since the Ferrari sourced 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 engine is currently used in the Levante and Quattroporte Trofeo.
The brand didn’t announce a replacement for this engine but the new twin-turbo Nettuno V6 used in the MC20 supercar and the Grecale Trofeo could take its place in the lineup.
In addition, Maserati announced that all of its current models will receive an electric version in the next few years, including the new Quattroporte and a revised Levante.