Maserati introduces new Ghibli, updates 2018 lineup

The biggest updates across the board from the Modena based manufacturer

Maserati has gone and done a complete refresh on all the models in their product portfolio for 2018, as well as introducing the new Ghibli. Each Maserati model now features higher specification standard equipment, as well as new additions to the existing technology and safety suites.

The new Ghibli sports sedan now has two trims available, GranLusso and GranSport, both having gone through significant exterior changes. The Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and a luxurious interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s racing heritage by displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents. The Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport are available for all powertrain versions and feature adaptive full LED headlights with glare free Matrix high-beam. The top-range Ghibli S and S Q4 versions now deliver 430 bhp, 20 hp more than the previous model year. The increased power output gives the Maserati sedan a top speed of 286 kph and even better acceleration. The new Ghibli S accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, while the Ghibli S Q4, with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.7 seconds.

The introduction of the electric power steering (EPS) is another first for Maserati. This improves the car’s handling and comfort, better supports the driving modes and enables the newly-introduced active functions of the advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), while retaining the classically Maserati razor-sharp steering feel. The new advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) are available as an option in the Ghibli. In addition to the existing features, they now include active functions like highway assist (HA), lane keeping assist (LKA), active blind spot assist (ABSA) and traffic sign recognition (TSR).

The 2018 Maserati Levante has also adopted electric power steering (EPS) that provides an even more thrilling driving experience – both on- and off-road. EPS enables an enhanced advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) package, which includes new active functions such as highway assist (HA), lane keeping assist (LKA), active blind spot assist (ABSA) and traffic sign recognition (TSR).

The Maserati Quattroporte for 2018 also carries the adaptive LED headlight technology, as well as electronic power steering and advanced driving assistance systems. In terms of performance, the Quattroporte S & S Q4 are further improved, delivering now 430 bhp power output and 428 lb/ft peak torque, granting the Maserati flagship sedan a top speed of 288 km/h and even better acceleration from 0-100 kph in 5 seconds, while the Quattroporte S Q4, with the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.8 seconds.

The 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models have received a substantial refresh, introducing an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, improved ergonomics and a state-of-the art infotainment system. Each model comprises two distinct versions, Sport and MC, both equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine, producing 460 bhp, 383 lb/ft peak torque. On the inside, both models feature a new, high resolution 8.4-inch capacitive touch screen and refined ergonomics. The state-of-the art infotainment system is combined with standard Harman Kardon Premium Sound system and the interior features a redesigned lower console accommodating a user-friendly double rotary knob. The interior of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio offer comfort for four adults thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau leather seats with integrated headrests.