It's no secret that Maserati has embraced electrification for its future vehicles. Back in September 2019, the brand announced that it will release hybrid and electric models. The hybrid Maseratis became a reality when they revealed the electrified versions of the Ghibli and the Levante.
But where was the electric car they said will be revealed soon? Maserati is still preparing the final touches, but they have released several photos of the upcoming EV. But this is no ordinary electric car. The first-ever EV that will have a Trident badge will be the GranTurismo.
You read right, the all-new GranTurismo will be available with electric power once it's officially revealed. But for now, Maserati has only revealed the next-generation model via some teaser images.
While the camo livery hid most of the car's new style, there are a few styling cues exposed. Immediately apparent are the new LED headlights that look to be inspired by the new MC20 supercar.
Then there's the revised front grille which has a more rounded shape than before. Finally, the new GranTurismo appears to have a new hood, along with a different front bumper. There are no images yet of the new GranTurismo's rear. Likely, the vehicle in question will also get a new set of taillights, as well as a revised rear bumper.
Besides being available with electric power, expect the 2022 GranTurismo to also come with turbocharged engines. Maserati has yet to reveal what engine the new GranTurismo will have, but we won't be surprised if it will be the detuned version of the twin-turbo V6 from the MC20.
Maserati is expected to launch the all-new GranTurismo later this year. But with the company still busy with the road- and track-testing, the coupe may be revealed in Q3 or Q4 of 2021. Will the electric GranTurismo be able to impress the purists? Watch this space.