Sure, they might be bigger and less sporty than the Alfieri, before there was anything else Maserati made breathtaking 2+2 models. According to the general manager of Maserati Europe, Giulio Pastore, “The Granturismo and Grancabrio will not be dropped. We won’t forget that Maserati is very well known in its history for beautiful 2+2 GT cars and we will replace them, then the Alfieri.”
If sedans aren't selling well, you can imagine that Maserati is in no rush to make any of these above-mentioned 2-door models. But the original 5-year plan called for some amazing Porsche-rivalling machines, so everybody is asking the Italians about them.
Pastore is looking at the bright side in all of this, as he says the Alfieri has already played a part in the design of the Ghibli and Levante production models.
But we can't help feeling that many of Fiat's original plans were a joke, just like Lotus' famous 5-supercar lineup. If you look at all the German manufacturers, their launches are so perfectly timed that you can set your watch by them. Some companies have even figured out how to launch performance models at the same time as the regular ones.
Meanwhile, the Levante V8 SUV is nowhere to be seen, just like many Fiats and Alfa's supposed revival.