The Chengdu Motor Show 2017 held in China saw the unveiling of the facelifted Maserati Ghibli in two trims – GranLusso and GranSport.
The Maserati Ghibli is the best-selling car bearing the trident logo in history. With the debut of the facelifted version in two trims, the Chinese outing of the brand at the Chengdu Motor Show 2017 was noted by the carmaker’s target audience.
Following the tried-and-tested strategy which was previously implemented in the Maserati Quattroporte, the manufacturer unveiled the Ghibli in two distinct trims – GranLusso and GranSport. While both trims do share the design changes which were integrated as part of the facelift, each has got its own set of unique trim which appeals to two different classes of customers.
Revised front fascia, front and rear bumpers and exterior redesign to make the Ghibli look fresher and aerodynamically superior to its predecessor are there for both trims. But go further and these cars prove that the two variants of the sports sedan aren’t targeting the same category of buyers.
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The Maserati Ghibli GranLusso is more interested in getting the attention and satisfying the needs of customers who are turned on by the luxury side of Maserati. This one is all about elegance, right from its understated yet graceful exterior styling to its rich Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Maserati Ghibli GranSport on the other hand celebrates the sporty nature of the brand with a more aggressive exterior package and matching interior décor. Customers can opt for these trims across all four engine variants of the Ghibli.
Additional enhancements on the facelifted Maserati Ghibli include adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free Matrix high-beam, Integrated Vehicle Control and Electric Power Steering. The steering upgrade has facilitated the optional Driver Assistance package which feature a handful of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems.
Engines are built in Maranello by Ferrari and the retuned 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo unit on Ghibli S and S Q4 make 430 hp of power and 427 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is claimed to be 178 mph and the S Q4 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds.
Source: Maserati Media