Maserati GranTurismo wins Coupé of the Year at Auto Express New Car Awards 2024

Maserati GranTurismo
Maserati GranTurismo

The new generation Maserati GranTurismo has been bestowed the honour of Coupé of the Year at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards 2024.

Out of 25 categories, the Maserati GranTurismo, in Trofeo guise, triumphed through its excellent blend of dynamic performance, with leading-edge technology and Italian engineering heritage.

The awards are based on the opinions of the team at Auto Express, who have put all of the eligible cars through their paces, evaluating every aspect of their overall performance, price and quality. 

The GranTurismo, Maserati’s icon, arrived in UK showrooms just a few months ago, in both petrol form, as Modena and Trofeo, as well as Folgore (‘lightning’ in Italian) – the Italian luxury car brand’s first all-electric model.

“A wonderful balance between driving pleasure and cross-continental style and comfort, the Maserati GranTurismo is a GT (grand tourer) that can do it all,” said Auto Express Editor Paul Barker. “It’s an exclusive and beautiful top-end coupé that gives Maserati even more new levels of desirability.”

The Auto Express New Car Awards highlight the best cars available in the market across a wealth of categories, as well as overall Car of the Year. Auto Express prioritises the things that are important to car buyers, helping people choose the right car for them, whatever their budget or requirements.

The new Maserati GranTurismo embodies the ideal fusion of timeless Italian elegance with modern automotive innovation. Its sleek, aerodynamic design pays homage to the brand’s rich heritage, while incorporating contemporary elements that enhance both aesthetics and performance. The four-seater coupé’s aggressive front fascia, sculpted lines and distinctive Maserati trident emblem exude a sense of luxury and sophistication that is hard to rival in its class.

Under the bonnet, the triumphant Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo features potent three-litre twin-turbo V6 Nettuno engine which delivers an impressive 580 horsepower and thrilling acceleration. This powertrain, allied to a finely tuned chassis and suspension set-up,  ensures engaging handling, with a compliant ride and sumptuous cabin comfort for longer journeys.

John Mcllroy, Editor-at-large of Auto Express said, “The GranTurismo’s subjective appeal is backed up by a broad set of abilities, which is what objectively defines a great GT.”

Commenting on the award win, Maserati North Europe General Manager, Peter Charters said, “We are incredibly proud that the Maserati GranTurismo has been honoured as the Coupé of the Year 2024 by Auto Express. Our icon truly embodies the spirit of Maserati and this accolade reflects our everlasting passion and dedication to creating desirable cars with the finest levels of luxury, performance and style.”

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