Top 5 Highlights: 2021 Maserati Ghibli
- The Maserati Ghibli is offered with three powertrain options and 2 trims.
- It gets updated looks and an even more modern cabin.
- It gets a new hybrid powertrain.
The new Maserati Ghibli went on sale in India in February this year and it comes with a slew of updates. The sports sedan always appealed with its aesthetics and now it has got a fair dose of cosmetic upgrades enhancing its looks while the cabin feels even more modern now. However, the biggest update of all is introduction of a new hybrid engine. The Maserati Ghibli is offered 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 full-adaptive LED Matrix headlamps complemented by the signature grille, while the rear gets the new boomerang-shaped LED taillights inspired by the Maserati 3200 GT. The model now uses a lightweight steel chassis while retaining the 50:50 weight distribution. The sports sedan can be had in the Nerissimo and Nerissimo Carbon packages as well, while the GranLusso and GranSport luxury trims continue to be on offer.
Inside, the new Maserati Ghibli comes with a handful of changes including a new and modern layout. Maserati's connected car technology that can be used via a smartphone app and gives a tonne of new data and features to the owner including a virtual personal assistant. The car also gets a new 7-inch instrument console.
The big change is the new and larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that now gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also supports Maserati Connect.
Other features on the 2021 Ghibli include soft-close doors, keyless entry, power trunk with a kick sensor, and Level 2 ADAS that brings autonomous driving on the car. It has also helped the car achieve a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP results.
Engine & Mechanical Upgrades
The 2021 Maserati is offered with three engine options. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol hybrid remains the most affordable model and produces 325 bhp and 450 Nm. The 3.0-litre V6 develops 424 bhp and 580 Nm of peak torque, while the 3.8-litre V8 Trofeo version makes 572 bhp and 730 Nm of peak torque. The top speed on the Ghibli Trofeo is rated at 326 kmph. The 2021 Maserati Ghibli continues to use Brembo brakes and calipers, while the exhaust has been optimised for a better aural note, a defining trait for the manufacturer. The new Ghibli also comes with Skyhook suspensions that use sensors to monitor the movement of each wheel and the vehicle body to determine the road conditions, and automatically adjust each damper for optimal ride quality.