ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Italy-based luxury automotive manufacturer marks one hundred years of automotive excellence with a historic record of (13,411 total units sold) in North America this 2014, the Trident's global market leader.
This year closes with a 169 % increase versus 2013, boasting the highest-ever overall sales year for Maserati North America, Inc. The Company closed out the month of December with a record (1,431 units) sold, representing its highest December ever recorded. Maserati has weathered the winter well as the Ghibli and Quattroporte performance sedans – the Trident's top-selling vehicles – keep a firm grip with their all-wheel drive capabilities, sustaining the brand's success across the U.S. and Canada.
As this tremendously significant year for Maserati comes to a close, the company is geared up for another year of automotive achievements. This surge of sales is a huge feat for the once niche luxury automotive manufacturer. Maserati is well on its way to fulfilling its extensive product line-up with the stunning Alfieri 2+2 coupe and convertible, and Levante cross-over SUV on the horizon. Both products will complement Maserati's current line-up, which includes the Ghibli sports sedan (Ghibli, and Ghibli S Q4), Quattroporte super sedan (Quattroporte SQ 4 and Quattroporte GTS), and top-of-the-line GranTurismo. Maserati will also be on hand at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) with a special Ghibli SQ4 Ermenegildo Zegna concept on reveal.
Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati range includes the all-new full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.us for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-800-My-Maserati. *Built after November 2013.
SOURCE Maserati North America, Inc.