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Old 01-15-2011, 09:11 PM
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Now, this is what I'm understanding...

The Maserati range, from smaller sedan to new-generation Quattroporte, will use an all-new, and specific chassis to Maserati, while the SUV will be based upon the new-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango underpinnings.

The upcoming Alfa-Romeo (169?) RWD flagship sedan will be based upon the LX platform sourced from Chrysler, but with unique bodywork and, likely, powerplants. The new LX-based Lancia Thema will likely be a more lightly tweaked Chrysler 300. This all makes sense, for Maserati is certainly higher in the food-chain than Alfa-Romeo, and especially Lancia.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:26 PM
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I can confirm that this will be based on the 300C.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:50 PM
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Bad move. What is your source?
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I actually like the idea of a rebranded 300C for Europe as Lancia. I don't know how to explain it but i think it will work. The shape of the car fits with what was the Thema back in the early 90s (my dad had one of those and what a magnificent car was it! That was the last heyday for Lancia)
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I can confirm that this will be based on the 300C.
Are you referring to the upcoming Alfa-Romeo RWD flagship sedan?

We do know that the Lancia flagship/Thema successor will be more or less a tweaked Chrysler 300.
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Are you referring to the upcoming Alfa-Romeo RWD flagship sedan?

We do know that the Lancia flagship/Thema successor will be more or less a tweaked Chrysler 300.
No, I am talking about the Maserati sedan.
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There's nothing inherently wrong with the chassis but the proportions of the 300/Charger will have to change dramatically to be more Maserati looking. Dare we at least hope for a significantly updated chassis?
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No, I am talking about the Maserati sedan.
So the arrangement will be this: the "smaller" Maserati sedan (and perhaps GT coupe and convertible variants) will be based off of the revised Chrysler LX platform (as will the Alfa-Romeo RWD flagship sedan, and the tweaked 300 for Lancia), but the higher end models, such as the Quattroporte, will be their own, bespoke chassis, am I correct on this?
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The first real Ghibli's out in the wild (and btw., the thread tile should be modified):

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/12...w-5-and-6.html



Clearly one size shorter than the bit long QP:

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