Maserati has introduced latest addition to its 2015 model range, Ghibli, which made its Mzansi debut earlier this month at a private function held in Johannesburg.
The long awaited Maserati Ghibli is a four-door sports executive sedan and first E-segment model by the Italian luxury brand.
By combining breath-taking design with exceptional handling qualities and outstanding performance, the new Maserati Ghibli appeals to the heart, the head and the soul making the dream of owning a Maserati more accessible.
The new Ghibli shares parts of its core architecture, its chassis, its suspension architecture, the V6 engine and the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with the flagship limousine Quattroporte.
It is, however, 173 mm shorter in the wheel base and 291 mm shorter overall, as well as 50 kg lighter.
The Ghibli enters the E-segment of the sports premium market with a tangible advantage in cabin craftsmanship and detailing.
It also sets itself apart with a unique, cockpit-inspired dashboard design that perfectly matches its sporty and youthful character without compromising on the highest level of refinement and sophistication.
Key elements such as the 8.4″ Maserati Touch Control and the fine Poltrona Frau leather finish underline the cabin’s timeless sporting character.
Optional features include the 10-speaker premium Harman Kardon sound system or the 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins high end audio system, Blind Spot Alert, Siri integration, WLAN based WiFi and a wide range of customization options that cater for the most demanding individuals.
While the Ghibli features all classic Maserati design traits, its exterior emphasizes its determined personality.
The outline of the body reflects a coupé-like philosophy for the four-door sedan, while there are noticeable feline hints around the Ghibli’s grille and headlights.