The Maserati Ghibli comes with three powertrain options and two trims – GranLusso and GranSport.
The Maserati Ghibli comes with three powertrain options and two trims.
The new Maserati Ghibli went on sale in India in February this year and it comes with plenty of updates. The sport sedan has always wowed with its aesthetics and has now received a healthy dose of cosmetic upgrades to improve its appearance while the interior is even more modern. However, the biggest update of all is the introduction of a new hybrid engine. The Maserati Ghibli comes with three powertrain options and two trims – GranLusso and GranSport. Here are the highlights.
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The 2021 Maserati Ghibli comes with refreshed styling while keeping things familiar. The front profile has been updated for a sharper look and the model now comes with fully adaptive Matrix LED headlights complemented by the iconic grille, while the rear receives new boomerang-inspired LED tail lights inspired by the Maserati 3200 GT. The model now uses a lightweight steel frame while maintaining the 50:50 weight distribution. The sport sedan is also available in Nerissimo and Nerissimo Carbon packs, while the GranLusso and GranSport luxury trims continue to be offered.
Inside, the new Maserati Ghibli comes with a handful of changes, including a new modern setup. Maserati’s connected car technology which can be operated through a smartphone app and gives a ton of new data and functionality to the owner, including a virtual personal assistant. The car also receives a new 7-inch instrument console.
The big change is the new and larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that now receives Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also supports Maserati Connect.
Other features of the 2021 Ghibli include soft-close doors, keyless entry, power trunk with kick sensor, and level 2 ADAS which allows autonomous driving on the car. It also helped the car achieve a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP results.
Engine and mechanical upgrades
The 2021 Maserati is offered with three engine options. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol hybrid remains the most affordable model and produces 325 hp and 450 Nm. The 3.0-liter V6 develops 424 hp and 580 Nm of maximum torque, while the 3.8-liter version V8 Trofeo develops 572 hp and 730 Nm of maximum torque. The maximum speed of the Ghibli Trofeo is 326 km / h. The 2021 Maserati Ghibli continues to use Brembo brakes and calipers, while the exhaust has been optimized for a better hearing rating, a defining trait for the automaker. The new Ghibli also comes with Skyhook suspensions which use sensors to monitor the movement of each wheel and vehicle body to determine road conditions, and automatically adjust each shock absorber for optimum ride quality.
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