The gearshift lever is revised, made similar to the one in the Ghibli's little sister, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. A button on top now engages "Park" and manual mode is engaged by pulling the lever to the left when it's in "Drive." Two new colors, wheel designs and interior trim designs are available. The Nerissimo (black) package is updated.
Discontinued. The eventual replacement for Maserati's grand touring car is expected to be the first all-electric Maserati and may look like the Maserati Alfieri concept.
With the coupe discontinued the convertible's days are numbered as we wait for the replacement for Maserati's halo car.
Nerissimo and Nerissimo Carbon packages include blacked-out badges and trim. A carbon fiber hood painted to match the body color is now standard.
After two years with only turbocharged V6 engines the Levante GTS and Trofeo arrive with 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engines with 550 or 590 horsepower, respectively. An 8-speed automatic transmission with Maserati all-wheel drive are standard with the V8 engines, same as the V6. The suspension settings are revised to work with the heavier engine and extra power.
Twenty-two inch wheels are offered for V8 models; they include 265/35R22 front and 295/30R22 rear tires.
A new gearshift lever, still a joystick type, now clicks to the left to invoke manual shift mode, which can be controlled via steering wheel paddles mounted directly to the steering column, or by moving the shifter forward and back. Instead of pushing the toggle-style gearshift up to engage "Park," it's engaged by a new button on top of the shifter. The driving mode switch is slightly redesigned, including Off-Road, Comfort/Efficiency and Sport. On the Trofeo the top setting is "Sport/Corsa" (race). A new dedicated button to disable start/stop function takes the place of the old Manual model button.
Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) has been added to all Levante models. Where Electronic Stability Control can correct a skid, IVC predicts and controls understeer and oversteer before it occurs partially by using the electric power steering.
2019 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport in Blu Nobile
The Quattroporte gets a gorgeous new redesigned shift lever with similar function to the Levante's. The cup holders are now larger and the covering lid has been removed. The start/stop mode now has a dedicated disabling button, so if you hate start/stop, it's one push to kill it, but just until you turn the car off: it resets after that. The driving modes are traction control off, ICE (increased efficiency mode), sport and a separate button for the shock absorber firmness.
Two new colors, Rosse Potente and Blu Nobile, are inspired by classic Maserati colors. Rosse Potente is a perfectly balanced red, not too bright, not too dark. Blu Nobile is a warm, beautiful sparkling-flake blue. A carbon twill pattern or a high-gloss dark wood grain are also new to the interior choices. Two new wheel designs are also added to the mix.
The Nerissimo (black) package now includes dark taillight lenses, blackened door handles and new dark finish 21-inch wheels. Four new colors are available with this package for 2019.
The infotainment graphics and climate controls are improved for 2019. The infotainment system now allows the modification for a dedicated start/stop button to be added to any screen, giving driver's another way to disable this hated (by some) annoyance.