Maserati has confirmed it will reveal a brand-new concept at this week’s Geneva Motor Show - but what could it be?
In the Quattroporte, Maserati introduced a long overdue replacement for the big fifth-generation model. The new Ghibli, meanwhile, gave Maserati a new player in the one-size-down executive sedan market.
But the appearance of both models has also served to highlight the age of Maserati’s GranTurismo coupe, which first appeared in 2007.
It seems likely then that we can expect this week’s unveiling to preview a new coupe, either replacing the large GranTurismo or as a first glimpse of the smaller ‘GranSport’ that is expected to debut sometime in 2015.
The smart money would appear to be on the GranTurismo however, with a replacement for this flagship coupe likely to be a higher priority than an all-new model range.
Reports in the past year have also suggested the new GranTurismo will preview a new styling language for Maserati - and today’s press release lends credence to that idea.
"The much anticipated concept car will give a nod to the style of Maseratis of the next 100 years,” the company says.
Little else is known about the next GranTurismo, although it is believed the new coupe will be smaller than the outgoing model, swapping its relatively roomy four-seat layout for a cosier 2+2 arrangement.
Watch for more news to come this week.