Italian luxury car maker Maserati has unveiled its new 2018 Ghibli at the ongoing Chengdu Motor Show in China. New Maserati Ghibli is being showcased in GranLusso and GranSport trims, each with its own distinct character and exclusive contents. Maserati Quattroporte was the first model to get this two trim strategy earlier this year. In last four years the company has tasted some good success with its Ghibli in the global market. The car now gets a major exterior restyling, specific for each trim, to enhance its sportiness. Maserati has redesigned the front and the rear bumper on Ghibli to improve aerodynamic efficiency, giving the two trims a strong identity in line with the Maserati brand positioning. The new Ghibli GranLusso underlines the luxury and elegance of the Maserati sports sedan featuring a new exterior finish and interiors finished in Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s sports heritage featuring a more aggressive exterior design and unique interior contents. Both GranLusso and GranSport trims are available as an upgrade of all Ghibli four powertrain versions and feature adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free Matrix high-beam that claims# better illumination.
Maserati Ghibli now hosts Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) and the Electric Power Steering (EPS). The Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) is a new function of the ESP that further enhances the car’s driving dynamics. EPS has replaced the hydraulic steering system to allow the integration of new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) which includes features like Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist; together with Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, these features are all available in the Driver Assistance package.
The car is powered by Maranello built Ferrari 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo engine fitted on Ghibli S and S Q4 now delivers 20 hp more power and 30 Nm more torque than the previous unit. With 430 hp power output and 580 Nm peak torque, maximum speed is increased for both versions to 286 km/h. The car races from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Maserati has not shared any details on the new Ghibli coming to India but we do expect to see this car in India in 2018. The car takes on the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.