Maserati Middle East and Africa reveals new Ghibli at Dubai International Motor Show 2017
2018 Levante, Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranCabrio are also on display
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.
The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power upgraded 3.0L V6 petrol engines and with the new, performance enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.
The GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 have both been elegantly restyled for improved aerodynamic performance, while featuring an upgraded interior with brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.
‘The Middle East is a significant market for Maserati, and the Dubai International Motor Show is the perfect platform to highlight the full range we are able to offer today. Our clients and future clients are able to get a firsthand interaction with our products that are known to be an ongoing quest for innovation rooted in a great tradition’ said Luca Delfino, General Manager Maserati Middle East and Africa.
Two souls of Ghibli
The new Ghibli sports sedan - the best-selling vehicle in the history of Maserati with over 70,000 cars delivered in 70 countries since 2013 – makes its Middle East debut at DIMS 2017 featuring a significant exterior restyling and a rich array of hi-tech contents. Two new distinctive trims, GranLusso and GranSport, have been included in the model range, following a strategy inaugurated by the Quattroporte in 2016. Each trim uses its own voice to bring out the elegance and sporty performance unique to Maserati.
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 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, a first for Maserati.
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. These aerodynamically optimised changes accentuate the original’s sporty yet luxurious style. The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7%, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31.
The top-range Ghibli S and S Q4 versions now deliver 430 hp and 580 Nm peak torque, 20 hp and 30 Nm more than the previous model year. The increased power output gives the Maserati sedan a top speed of 286 km/h 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 (MY17 respectively in 5.0 and 4.8 seconds).
The new Ghibli has 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) 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, based on Mobileye technology).
Faithful to its DNA, the new Ghibli range offers unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a stylish yet comfortable driving experience. The Ghibli GranLusso Zegna and the Ghibli S GranSport are on display at the Maserati stand.
On display at the stand is also the Levante S GranSport.
The Maserati of SUVs was engineered to excite the sport-focused drivers by making extensive use of lightweight materials, as well as boasting an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and the segment’s lowest centre of gravity. These features delivered unparalleled agility in the high-end SUV class as well as remarkable comfort on rough roads and great handling on low-grip surfaces.
The Levante MY18 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).