Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati has been known to deliver products with an imposing design and a sweet exhaust note that is music to the ears of an auto enthusiast. The newly launched 2018 Maserati Ghibli emerges as the second sedan in the company’s lineup and sits below the Quattroporte. Apart from new cosmetic changes and feature upgrades, the 2018 Maserati Ghibli is also offered with a more powerful diesel engine option.
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli is available in three variants – Ghibli Diesel, Ghibli GranSport and the Ghibli GranLusso.
What’s good about it?
The new Ghibli sedan from Maserati features improved aerodynamics that helps it handle that additional bit of performance over its predecessor. The new 3.0-litre Euro V6 compliant engine produces 275bhp of power and 600Nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this time around, the engine also gets the AdBlue and start-stop technology. Top speed is electronically restricted to 250kmph, while the vehicle is capable of sprinting from 0 - 100kmph in 6.3 seconds.
Based on the variants, the Ghibli is equipped with features such as new adaptive LED headlamps, the Skyhook adaptive suspension system and the Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), along with Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS).
What’s bad about it?
The newly launched 2018 Ghibli is only available with a diesel engine, thereby limiting options for potential customers. Weighing a good 1,800kgs, the new Ghibli is slightly on the heavier side, but having said that, the new model is not a bad handler. Always meant to be a more affordable version of the Ferrari, Maserati cars need to do much more in terms of equipments and creaturely comforts to compete strongly against its rivals.
The best variant to buy
The regular Maserati Ghibli diesel serves the purpose well. Priced at Rs 1.33 crores, the trim includes all the standard features. However for those who prefer inclusion of sporty elements, you have the GranSport variant. The top spec GranLusso which is priced at Rs 1.42 crores will get enhanced exterior finish and the option of Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery trim, which is purely for those who love self-indulgence.
Diesel – Rs 1.33 crores – Rs 1.42 crores.
Fuel efficiency (ARAI specified)
Diesel AT – 16.9kmpl
Diesel 3.0-litre V6 275bhp and 600Nm of torque
Did you know?
Over the years, Maserati Ghibli has been a popular choice from the Italian car manufacturer’s product line-up. Interestingly, Maserati cars have always served customers as a budget friendly option over the steeply priced Ferrari range. Loaded with modern features and equipment list, the new model is further expected to boost its overall sales.