In a recent interview with Automobile Magazine, Reid Bigland, head of the Maserati and Alfa Romeo brands for Fiat Chrysler, said the Maserati Alfieri sportscar is still “orbiting the earth,” and probably won;t arrive for 2018.
The Alfieri’s life has been tumultuous thus far to say the very least. It debuted in concept form at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show with a promise to go on sale by 2016. The automaker then pushed its launch date to 2018, then announced it would actually be delayed even further before again putting on back on track for 2018.
Bigland said the Alfieri will likely be the next new product from Maserati, but added “I don’t think there will be an Alfieri in 2018.” That means the Alfieri will likeyl arrive sometime in 2019, with the next-generation Gran Turismo and Quattroporte arriving after that. In short, we’ll be stuck with the current offerings from Maserati (albeit with an update or two) until at least 2019.
“We’re coming off an unprecedented level of investment at Maserati,” Bigland said. “We’ll continue to make incremental improvements to our product portfolio, but arguably the next ones out there would, yes, be the Alfieri and then potentially a next-generation GranTurismo and GranCabrio.”
Read the full interview with Bigland over at Automobile Magazine.