Maserati’s Ghibli and Ghibli S of 2017 are now available in Malaysia, officially retailed by Naza Italia. The revamped saloon debuted at the Paris Motor Show this year with the same look but with additional features.
It is the interior that has been reworked. The Ghibli’s dashboard has been redesigned to fit a high-resolution 8.4-inch multi-touch screen. The latest infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The main functions are controlled via a rotary knob on the centre console.
The sedan now comes with a variety of safety features like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) package, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist, and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional Surround View Camera is available in combination with ADAS.
Maserati stated that the Ghibli has enhanced aero-acoustic comfort and noise insulation, Air Quality Sensor is now standard. The Ghibli is available in two trims; Luxury and Sport.
Luxury is fitted with Zegna Edition Silk and Premium Leather upholstery and Sports bring new sports seats and sport steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles. Two Carbon packages are available, one for the exterior and another one for the interior, both can be customised.
Moreover, there are improvement on the engine as well. The Ghibli and the Ghibli S both have a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 engine with start-stop for better fuel efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The entry-level model churns out 350 hp and 500 Nm, an additional 20 hp over the previous model with a 0-100 km/h time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 267 km/h which should be sufficient for the most part. For those who wants extra kicks, one can go for the Ghibli S with 410 hp and 550 Nm, 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and top speed of 285 km/h.
The refreshed Maserati Ghibli starts from RM618,800 while the Ghibli S is priced at RM708,800, including local duties and taxes. The price also include a three-year, 60,000 km service package.