The Maserati Quattroporte will get a subtle refresh for 2017, as these latest spy shots suggest.
The photographs show the saloon testing with camouflaged front and rear bumpers, suggesting these parts are due a light redesign. The quad exhausts of the current Quattroporte remain, however, and the taillights also appear unchanged.
Alongside the Quattroporte, the smaller Ghibli is also expected to receive a refresh for 2017. The delay in production of the Levante until 2017, as well as the pending relaunch of the Granturismo and Grancabrio, means that the entire Maserati range will be either refreshed or relaunched in 2017.
The subtlety of the refresh suggests that the same engine and powertrain set-ups from the current Quattroporte will remain. Maserati also plans to introduce hybrid powertrains into its line-up by 2020, although these will be in time for the next-generation Quattroporte, rather than being offered in a facelifted version of the current model.
Maserati and sister brand Alfa Romeo have just announced that they will be headed by new CEO Reid Bigland, as parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobile invests to increase the competitiveness of both car makers.