Second-gen Maserati GranTurismo India bound next year 

The all-electric Folgore variant will also be launched in India next year. 

By Rivan RS, Autocar India calendar 23 Nov 2023 Views icon3220 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Second-gen Maserati GranTurismo India bound next year 

Maserati is set to launch the second-gen Maserati GranTurismo and its all-electric Folgore variant in India next year. The Italian marque will bring the GranTurismo between April-June 2024, and the GranTurismo Folgore in the October-December period. 

New Maserati GranTurismo powertain

Revealed in October last year, the all-new Maserati GranTurismo looks a lot like its predecessor – from the sleek, long bonnet to the cab-back stance – despite sitting on a new platform. A 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine has been mounted just behind the front axle, and produces 490hp and 600Nm in the Modena trim, and 550hp and 650Nm in the performance-oriented Trofeo trim. All-wheel drive will be standard on both, helping the GranTurismo Modena sprint to 100kph in 3.9 seconds, while the Trofeo does it in 3.5 seconds.

New Maserati GranTurismo interior, exterior

Maserati is yet to reveal which trim of the GranTurismo will be available here. In international markets, the 2+2 grand tourer is offered in six colours: Bianco (white), Grigio Maratea (grey), Grigio Maratea Matte (matte grey), Nero Ribelle (metallic black) and two shades of blue – Blu Emozione and Blu Nobile. The layout of the new GrandTurismo’s cabin is quite similar to what we’ve seen in the Grecale SUV.

There’s a lack of info on how Maserati will price the GranTurismo, but expect it to be up there with the likes of the Bentley Continental GT, which costs upwards of Rs 3 crore, ex-showroom.

New Maserati GranTurismo Folgore powertrain

The all-electric GranTurismo Folgore gets a 92.5kWh (83kWh usable) T-shaped battery that sends power to three motors (one on the front axle and two at the rear). Total output is 760hp, which helps this 2,260kg EV accelerate from 0-100kph in a scant 2.7 seconds.

New Maserati GranTurismo Folgore interior, exterior

There are a few subtle design details that differentiate the GranTurismo Folgore EV from its petrol-powered counterpart – the lack of exhaust pipes, the use of blacked-out bits all around and the badges getting a dark copper finish. The interior is also more or less identical.

When it arrives, the Folgore EV will not have any direct competition, but will face some form of rivalry from the likes of the Porsche TaycanAudi e-tron GT and Mercedes-AMG EQS 53.

Also see:

Maserati GranTurismo review: Touring Italian Style

Maserati GranTurismo video review

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