The best-selling vehicle in Maserati’s history, the Ghibli, is now available in Malaysia. The 2018 model is now available through Naza Italia, the official importer and distributor for Maserati.

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli will be available in two trims – the GranLusso and GranSport. The baseline Ghibli and the new Ghibli GranLusso share similar design features while the GranSport boasts a sportier character. The front bumper houses a larger grille with a ‘sharknose’ design inspired by the Alfieri Concept with air intakes redesigned to be wider. The GranLusso and GranSport also comes equipped with the all-new Adaptive full LED headlights developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, while the base model makes do with the Bi-Xenon system.

Externally, the GranLusso can be distinguished by the chrome inserts on the front bumper, GranLusso badge at the base of the front wing, body-coloured side skirts, silver brake calipers and 20” Urano Diamond alloy wheels.

The GranSport on the other hand, can be instantly recognisable by the Black Piano inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front wing, body-coloured side skirts, blue inserts on all Tridente and Saetta logos, red brake calipers and its 21-inch Titano Anthracite alloy wheels.

The Ghibli and Ghibli GranSport can be further customised with an Exterior Carbon Package for an even more emphatic message about Ghibli’s racing heritage. It covers the external door mirrors, B- and C-pillar covers and door handles on the base trim, as well as the front splitter and rear spoiler on the GranSport.

The aerodynamic efficiency of the restyled Ghibli has improved by 7% so it’s sure to be more slippery in the wind with added stability and reduced noise within the cabin, a trait that was apparent in the Maserati Levante.

Speaking of the interior, the Ghibli GranLusso’s Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interior features patented mulberry silk inserts on the seats, doors panels, roof lining and ceiling light fixture. It’s complemented with an Ebano wood trim and Ebony wood-finished leather steering wheel.

Other signature pieces of the GranLusso theme includes Comfort seats with extensive 12-way power adjustment as standard, as well as power-adjustable steering wheel and foot pedals, parking sensors and new Soft Close Doors. The GranSport differs with a Sport steering wheel and Inox sport foot pedals.

The new Ghibli which made its debut in the 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow shares its core architecture – chassis, suspension layout, V6 engines and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission – with the Maserati Quattroporte but is shorter in length and 50 kg lighter.Its 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 engine is manufactured by Ferrari and is paired to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with a Limited Slip Differential for razor sharp handling.

The top-range Ghibli S version now delivers 430 hp and 580 Nm of torque, 20 hp and 30 Nm more than the 2017 car. The increased power output gives the Ghibli a top speed of 286 km/h with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 4.9 seconds. The standard Ghibli retains the same power output as before with 350 hp and 500 Nm.

The Ghibli, along with the Quattroporte are the first Maserati models to adopt the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system which helps to prevent vehicle instability. The introduction of Electric Power Steering (EPS) is another first for Maserati. It 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).

The ADAS package is optionally available in the restyled Ghibli with an extension of features including like Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.The Ghibli comes with a starting price of RM 618,800.00 (inclusive of local taxes and duties) while the GranLusso is priced at RM 668,800.00 and the GranSport at RM 668,800.00. The Ghibli S costs RM 718,800.00 (inclusive of local taxes and duties) for the standard model while the GranLusso is priced at RM 768,800.00 and the GranSport at RM 768,800.00.

All three models include 5-years Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a Free maintenance program of 5 years/100,000 km whichever comes first (Inclusive of *Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 Years/60,000KM).


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Maserati Ghibli GranSport

Maserati Ghibli GranLusso


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