April 9, 2013 |
The small Maserati family w elcomed a new car to the lineup Tuesday, as the company announced the all-new Ghibli sedan. The midsize sedan is aimed at cars like the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS, and Cadillac CTS . It joins the larger Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe and convertible in the Maserati fleet. The new addition is part of Maserati's goal to sell annually 50,000 vehicles worldwide by 2015. In 2012, the company sold 6,300 cars. The automaker hopes to reach this ambitious plan by moving into more volume segments, including the midsize class with the Ghibli, and the SUV segment with the forthcoming Levante.
October 22, 2012 |
Nissan is recalling about 13,000 Altima sedans because bolts in the steering system could become loose, fall out and cause drivers to lose control of the car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This recall includes some of the last-produced 2012 model year Altimas and the first of the 2013 model year cars. Nissan discovered the problem after one of the automaker's inspectors heard a rattle in a newly produced car. Nissan inspected more of the vehicles and asked its dealers to inspect the inventory on their lots.
May 29, 1986 |
Just one week after cross-town rival Ford said it might buy Alfa Romeo, Chrysler said Wednesday that it plans to gain majority control of another Italian sports car maker, Maserati. Chrysler, which already owns 3.5% of Maserati, said it has agreed to pay $33 million to increase its stake in the small auto maker to 15.6% this summer. De Tomaso Industries, Maserati's current owner, has also given Chrysler options to buy up to 48% of the firm by 1989 and 51% control by 1995.
February 22, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The Strip's busiest intersection was back in business Friday as police continued their search in four states for a black Range Rover whose occupants opened fire on a Maserati, causing a fiery crash that left three people dead. The incident erupted about 4:20 a.m. Thursday after an argument at a valet stand outside the Aria resort and hotel. The Maserati crashed into several cars at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, including a taxi that burst into flames, killing the driver and his passenger as well as the driver of the Maserati.
February 22, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - A spectacular predawn crash on the Strip - triggered when bullets fired from a black Range Rover peppered a Maserati - hit this resort city right between the eyes. In the end, three people were dead and a major intersection under lockdown during a three-state manhunt for the shooters, leaving even casino veterans used to the extraordinary scratching their heads. The mayhem was sparked, witnesses told police, by a quarrel early Thursday at a hotel valet stand. The two vehicles left the Aria resort hotel and were heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard at 4:20 a.m., an hour when the casino marquees shine brightly but the gambling thoroughfare is largely empty.
February 21, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Rolling gunfire between two cars on The Strip early Thursday left three people dead and three others injured and led to multiple vehicles crashing at the popular intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards, police said. The shootout began shortly before 4:30 a.m., when occupants of a black SUV began firing at a Maserati as the vehicles drove along the mostly deserted avenue of casinos. As the shootout reached the crossing of Las Vegas and Flamingo, the cars ran a light and the Maserati collided with a taxi.