With a delay of almost three months, which is caused by a coronavirus pandemic, debut updated Maserati Ghibli with a hybrid power plant. The luxury sedan was the first electrified model in the lineup.
To distinguish the hybrid from the standard Maserati Ghibli sedan can be redesigned radiator grille, the rear lights in the shape of a boomerang, the special lighting and the blue elements on the body, which indicate that the hybrid nature of the model. They are present on the lateral ducts, brake calipers, rear rack and the emblem, according to the Auto Informant with reference to the press service of the company.
In the cabin there are also similar accents blue color that blends perfectly with black leather. As for equipment, it has a new Maserati multimedia system Intelligent Assistant with a 10.1-inch screen and a digital instrument panel with new graphics.
In motion updated leading Ghibli 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, which is complemented by electromagnetism and the starter-generator. The total output of the power plant is 330 HP and 450 Nm of torque. The sedan reaches 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 255 km/h.
Maserati mounted the battery in the rear of the car, which allows proper weight distribution. Despite the fact that it is a hybrid, updated Ghibli was 80 kilos lighter than the diesel version. In addition, the manufacturer decided to keep the original exhaust sound and improved exhaust system.
“Hybrid Maserati Ghibli is only the first step in a plan that will lead to the electrification of all new Maserati models. The first all-electric models will be the brand-new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, which will be released in 2021,” said the company.