Last year, Maserati upgraded its entry level sedan with more power, increased safety properties and connectivity features. Later this year, the Italian brand will unveil the Maserati Ghibli 2018 with an updated face
2018 Maserati Ghibli Design
The changes seem to focus on the headlights and grids. The lights now seem to have a chrome or aluminum lighter that curves upward, dividing the LED lights from the rest of the lighting. This is a distinct difference from the current highlighting that curves downward. In addition, the grid now seeks to have a more rounded shape, closer to the oval grids of Maseratis in the early and mid 2000s. The lower grid also appears to have smaller entrances at each corner.
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At the rear, the rear bumper has been clearly reworked. Unfortunately, the layer of black ice giant reveals absolutely nothing. Apart from these changes, the rest of the new Ghibli is the same. As it is clearly a mid-cycle refreshment, we hope to see the car completely revealed by the end of the year, with vehicles hitting the lots early next year. Inside, there should be the usual round of upgrades and possibly an improved infotainment system with a larger touch interface.
2018 Maserati Ghibli Engine
We do not expect any changes to the powertrains. This means there will always be a Ghibli and sports Ghibli S base, powered by a 3.0-liter dual turbocharger V-6 coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Maserati Ghibli 2018 delivers 345 horsepower, speeds up to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and peaks at 163 mph. The Ghibli S has 404 hp on tap, speeds up to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 177 mph. The Ghibli S is also available with all-wheel drive, which helps its 0 to 60 km time to drop to 4.7 seconds. The maximum speed for this configuration is 176 km / h.
2018 Maserati Ghibli Release date
An unveiling at or just before the Frankfurt Motor Show in September seems like a good bet. If this is the case, the facelified Ghibli will not arrive in the Australian showrooms until some time in 2018.