Maserati has revealed the updated Ghibli with a new name and added features ahead of its debut at the Chengdu Motor Show. Now called the Ghibli GranLusso, this is the first major update for the Italian sedan since its introduction in 2013.
The most prominent design tweaks include a chrome treatment on the fascia. The iconic Maserati grille is now done in chrome and there are additional chrome inserts on the bumper vents. The rear bumper gets a blink-and-miss update. There are ‘GranLusso’ badges on the front fenders as well. Maserati claims that the design tweaks have also “contributed to a substantial improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency”.
Apart from the styling update, the GranLusso introduces features such as adaptive full-LED headlights with glare free ‘matrix high-beam’. Maserati has also fitted the new GranLusso Ghibli with new ADAS (active driver assistance systems). The Modena-based carmaker says that this driver assist system will allow the carmaker ‘to enter the world of autonomous driving.”
The interior and the mechanicals remain unchanged. Under the sculpted hood, there is a choice of two engine options. The 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol and diesel engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Ghibli GranLusso will be showcased at the Chengdu Motor Show which starts on 3 September.