Italian super sports car maker Maserati, owned by Fiat Chrysler, introduced a new 2018 version
of its best selling sporty sedan Ghibli priced between Rs 1.33 crore and Rs 1.42 crore in India.
The two new distinctive trims in the model range are the GranLusso and GranSport.
The new Ghibli sedan boasts of glorious style, high-powered luxury and peerless comfort over almost any distance. The model also flaunts significant exterior restyling and a rich array of hi-tech contents.
Each trim uses its own voice to bring out the elegance and sporty performance unique to Maserati.
While the Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and an option of luxurious interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery, the Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s racing heritage displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents.
The super sport car model has three different trims that includes Ghibli Diesel which is priced at Rs 13,387,856, the Ghibli Diesel GranSport at Rs 13,881,858 and Ghibli Diesel GranLusso at Rs 14,247,814.
The 2018 Ghibli is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with common-rail direct injection exclusively developed by Maserati in collaboration with VM Motori. The Euro 6 homologated unit includes AdBlue technology and auto start-stop to reduce overall fuel and CO2 emissions by up to 6 per cent. An active sound system gives the V6 engine a thrilling exhaust growl.
This engine produces best-in-class power output of 275 hp, while still achieving a CO2 emissions of 158 g/km. Combined fuel consumption of 5.9 litres/100 km and a 70-litre tank ensure a long range of over 1,000 kilometres, making the Ghibli Diesel a car for long-distance travel in style and comfort.
With a maximum torque of 600 Nm, the Ghibli Diesel accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.
The Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and an option of luxurious interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery while the Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s racing heritage displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents.
“The new Ghibli stands out for its bold design and progressive technology. And, since the Ghibli has proved to be really successful for Maserati over the years, the new upgraded version will further enable us to pursue its success story,” Bojan Jankulovski, head of operations at Maserati India, said.
This is the third new launch from Maserati in 2018, following the introduction of Maserati Quattroporte GTS, its flagship sedan and its first super sports utility vehicle, the Levante earlier in the year.
The Maserati Design Centre in Turin has given a clear identity to each of the newly-introduced trims, primarily by restyling the front and rear bumpers.
The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7 per cent, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31, the company calimed.
The 2018 Ghibli was the first Maserati to be fitted with Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free Matrix high-beam, standard in GranLusso and GranSport variants.
Apart from host of safety, comfort and interior features, the Skyhook suspension system has become a standard in India due to the poor road infrastructure.
The new Ghibli has also adopted the integrated vehicle control system (IVC), which helps to prevent vehicle instability, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more thrilling performance.
The introduction of the electric power steering (EPS) will improve the car’s handling and comfort, better support the driving modes and enable the newly-introduced active functions of the advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), while retaining the Maserati steering feel.