Italian car manufacturer Maserati has launched a new chapter and one of its most ambitious projects yet, with the Ghibli Hybrid.
An electric car that is kinder to our planet, but features the excellence, performance, voice, and design expected from Maserati. It’s something completely new for the brand that uses technological innovation unlike ever before. From turbocharged 4-cylinder engine unleashing 330 horsepower, to anodised blue trims, this sports saloon is unmistakably a Maserati.
Developed by the Maserati innovation lab of Modena, the Ghibli is available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, its notoriously comfortable seats guarantee a luxurious ride into the future. The revolutionary technology used to make this car allows for a seamless drive and offers the complete Maserati experience. What’s more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati.
The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli sedan is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA. The engine is focused primarily on improving performance while also reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions. The new technology in this hybrid exploits kinetic energy the car accumulates when in motion, recovering it and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking, and storing it in a battery.
It combines an internal combustion engine (4 cylinders, turbo, displacement of 2.0 l) with a 48-volt alternator and an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster), supported by a battery. This solution is unique in its segment, and is the first in a new generation of powertrains, with the perfect trade-off between performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.
When it comes to technology, Maserati has revolutionised the customer experience. With a new multimedia user interface, controlled via a larger, tablet-like high-resolution screen, clients have numerous customisation options. In addition to all this, Ghibli Hybrid is set up to give real-time software updates, maps that accurately chart our changing world, emergency roadside assistance, and on-board diagnostics, so you’re always ahead of the game. There’s even a virtual assistant that can assist with all your needs while driving.
The design is instantly recognisable with a new blue colour, chosen to identify all cars with this hybrid technology. On the exterior, the blue colour characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake callipers and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats. The new Ghibli Hybrid also introduces new stylistic contents, starting from the new front grille, with bars redesigned to represent a tuning fork, a musical device that emits a sound of extreme purity, and which also evokes the Trident symbol itself. There are significant changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
This modern piece of technology pushes the boundaries in car manufacturing and provides a solution for the future. Looking after the environment but still offering the highest in quality and experience.
The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first step in a plan that will lead to the electrification of all new Maserati models. The Brand’s first all-electric cars will be the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.