It has emerged that popular Italian premium car maker Maserati is close to unveiling a new car. The new car, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, will make its public debut at the upcoming 2013 Shanghai Auto Show that will be held in China later this month.
Maserati has mailed media invites for the unveiling and this is what the invitation says: “Our World Premiere: A truly exciting discovery awaits you: the worldwide presentation of our newest model. Be the first to experience a stunning car, which will leave you breathless, confirming both the incomparable heritage of Maserati as well as its extraordinary future.”
Maserati has also published a teaser image of the new car. It is pretty easy to make out that the car under the covers is a sedan model. Now, the only four door sedan that Maserati has been working on is the all new Ghibli and we presume that the all new 2014 Maserati Ghibli would be unveiled at the upcoming motor show. We have already seen many spy pics of Maserati Ghibli prototypes that have been caught testing in Europe. What remains to be seen is whether the car that will be unveiled at Shanghai Motor Show would be the final model or a pre-production concept.
Maserati intends to target a more mainstream market with the new Ghiblli and the new car would sit below the Quattroporte, thereby becoming the entry level sedan in Maserati’s line up. The Ghibli will battle it out against the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS. There is also a section of car enthusiasts which believes that the new car would also lock horns with the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS.
The car will be underpinned by a shortened version of the Quattroporte’s platform and will measure 4.8 to 4.9 meters in length. The car might be offered with a set of turbocharged V6 and V8 gasoline engines and a diesel unit in near future.