News providers Reuters are reporting that Maserati will be building 2,500 Alfa Romeo’s a year prompting speculation they will be building the 4c.
The car is said to be built in Maserati’s Modena factory from May 2013. With heavy Ferrari involvement in the Maserati factory it can only be a good thing given the massive improvement in efficiency and quality under that partnership.
Fiat are once again being ambitious in wanting Maserati to tackle the USA by making 10 times more cars by 2015 - aiming at US mainstays of sports utility vehicle and sports sedan/saloons.
Expect more parts sharing with the Alfa SUV and new mid-range Alfa saloon likely to underpin Maserati’s entry into the E Class segment also benefiting China’s demand for such vehicles. Indeed Reuters expect the new Maserati SUV will be made in Detroit alongside its Jeep Grand Cherokee half-sister built.
The new E segment car will be a sister to the large Alfa saloon reportedly all based on a Chrysler platform. They go on to speculate the upcoming Alfa Romeo sedan may share engine and powertrain technology with the Maserati E segment car.
Homologation or homogenisation?