The 2021 Maserati Ghibli has been launched in India with prices starting from Rs 1.15 crore for the new Ghibli Hybrid and going up to Rs 1.93 crore (ex-showroom, India) for the high-performance Trofeo. This is the first time that Maserati has offered the Ghibli with a V8 engine and consequently the Ghibli hybrid is also the carmaker’s first hybrid model.
- Entry-level Ghibli Hybrid introduced in three variants – Base, GranLusso and GranSport
- Ghibli Hybrid gets unique blue highlights inside and out
- Top-spec Ghibli Trofeo comes with a 580hp V8
2021 Maserati Ghibli: what’s new?
Starting with the cosmetics, the 2021 Ghibli receives tweaks to the front grille and tail-lights. The Ghibli Hybrid further differentiates itself with blue highlights on surfaces such as the side vents on the front fenders, brake calipers and the Seatta logo on the C-pillar. Inside, the blue highlights come in the form of contrast stitching. The Trofeo on the other hand features red highlights on the exterior and interior along with getting a revised grille, tweaks to the bumpers and vents on the bonnet.
Inside, the biggest update is to the central touchscreen which is upgraded from an 8.4-inch unit to a higher resolution 10.1-inch unit replete with a new interface. Maserati is also offering it’s Maserati Connect connected technology with the updated system allowing the owner to remotely control in-car functions via their smartphones and even via Google and Amazon Alexa voice assistant. The instrument cluster too is revised.
Other equipment offered includes adaptive suspension, powered boot-lid with hands free function, soft-close doors, Level 2 advanced driver aids, matrix LED headlamps and more.
|2021 Maserati Ghibli prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|Maserati Ghibli Hybrid||Base||Rs 1.15 crore|
|Maserati Ghibli Hybrid||GranSport||Rs 1.39 crore|
|Maserati Ghibli Hybrid||GranLusso||Rs 1.42 crore|
|Maserati Ghibli V6||GranSport||Rs 1.52 crore|
|Maserati Ghibli V6||GranLusso||Rs 1.56 crore|
|Maserati Ghibli V8||Trofeo||Rs 1.93 crore|
2021 Maserati Ghibli: Engine and gearbox options
As mentioned previously Maserati is offering a choice of three engine options – a familiar 3.0-litre V6 putting out 430hp and the new entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid and 3.8-litre V8 from the Trofeo.
Starting with the new 2.0-litre, the four-cylinder mill is Maserati’s first hybrid powertrain and features a 48V mild-hybrid set-up that provides an additional electronic boost when required. The unit puts out 330hp and 450Nm with Maserati claiming a 0-100kph time of 5.7 seconds. The mild hybrid system regenerates charge for the battery during braking with the battery located under the boot floor.
Moving to the V8, the Ferrari-derived 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 pumps out a notable 580hp and 730Nm of torque which Maserati says propels the Ghibli Trofeo from 0-100kph in just 4.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 326kph. The petrol V6 is the familiar 3.0-litre unit from the old Ghibli S and puts out 430hp and 580Nm. All models send power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
While the Ghibli was previously available with a diesel engine option, the updated luxury sedan only gets petrol engine options.
Maserati: Future models for India
Maserati is also expected to launch the Trofeo version of the Quattroporte and Levante in India as well with the mid-engine MC20 supercar also on the cards.