MILAN (AP) — Luxury carmaker Maserati says that its highly successful four-door Ghibli sedan will be the first of its models produced with a hybrid powertrain. The carmaker owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Thursday production and electrification roll-outs as part of plans announced last year to invest over $5 billion in Italian production from 2019-2021.
The hybrid Ghibli will begin production next year in Turin. Maserati also confirmed plans for a new sports car and utility vehicle, to be produced in Modena in northern Italy and Cassino, south of Rome, respectively.
Maserati said it is "reinforcing the importance of Italy" as its center of production. Investments of more than $800 million are earmarked for Cassino, where a new production line is set to open next year, and in Turin.