Fiat Chrysler has delayed the two-door Maserati Alfieri sportscar yet again – postponing its arrival until at least 2020.
The Aliferi, which debuted in concept form at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, was originally slated for a 2016 arrival. Maserati delayed it until 2018 amid a sales slowdown in China before rumors surfaced that it would be delayed even further. Then we heard it could actually still arrive for 2018 and now we’re hearing it’s delayed again. Quite the saga, we know.
Maserati was planning on launching the Alfieri alongside the next-generation of its GranTurismo and GranTurismo Cabriolet two-doors. The Alfieri is expected to be more compact and performance focused than the GranTurismo, which is tailored more for touring than performance. It’s not clear when the next-gen GranTurismo will launch, either.
When or if the Alfieri does arrive, the sportscar will likely appear very similar to the concept shown at Geneva. Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is expected to serve as the sole engine option and all-wheel drive may also be on the table.