The Italian super sedan has been caught testing, with the possibility of the model receiving a plug-in hybrid powertrain option next year.
The 2021 Maserati Quattroporte has been spied in testing in light camouflage, hinting at what could be a hybrid version for the ageing model.
Two weeks ago Maserati debuted a hybrid version of its smaller Ghibli sedan, paving the way for an electrified version of the Quattroporte.
As Maserati is owned by the Fiat-Chrysler group (FCA), it's possible the Quattroporte could borrow some or all of its battery technology from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – a people mover sold in the US.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a 3.6-litre V6 fitted with a 16kWh battery producing 193kW, coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission. If the powertrain did make its way to the Quattroporte, it's expected the powertrain would receive a significant power increase.
Despite the camouflaged front bumper, most of the visual changes appear to be to the rear of the car, with Maserati doing its best to hide the revised tail-lights with translucent vinyl.
First introduced in 2013, the Quattroporte received its mid-life facelift in 2017. The model is likely to be extended out to 2023.