Maserati, Fiat working on new aluminum platform, will underpin new high-end RWD Alfas

Maserati and Fiat are both developing a new platform family for the brand and will also share the new platform with new, high-end, rear-wheel-drive Alfa Romeo vehicles. The new platform will underpin the next-generation Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe and convertible, according to a report by Inside Line.

Insiders say that the new platform will have “high aluminum content” to reduce weight of current Maserati models. It will also be capable of accommodating the hybrid drivetrains.

Alfa Romeo will be using the new platform to offer new rear-wheel-drive models, including a new coupe and convertible to replace the 8C Competizione.

The current 8C, which uses Maserati components, is built at Maserati’s Modena factory.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: InsideLine