2018 Maserati Ghibli India launch is done at a heavy price tag but now offers more value than the 2016 variant on sale earlier
Maserati has brought the restyled 2018 version of its best-selling sedan to India, the Maserati Ghibli. Following the lineage of its predecessors, the 2018 Ghibli now comes with two new distinctive trims, GranLusso and GranSport, have been included in the model range.
The first diesel engine in Maserati’s history, the 2018 Ghibli is powered with a 3.0-litre V6 with Common-Rail direct injection exclusively developed by Maserati in collaboration with VM Motori. The Euro 6 homologated unit includes AdBlue technology and Auto Start-Stop to reduce overall fuel and CO2 emissions by up to 6%. An Active Sound System gives the V6 engine a thrilling exhaust growl.
This engine produces best-in-class power output of 275 hp, while still achieving a CO2 emission of 158 g/km. Combined fuel consumption of 5.9 litres/100 km and a 70-litre tank ensure a long range of over 1,000 kilometres, making the Ghibli Diesel a car that really serves customer needs for long-distance travel in style and comfort.
The Ghibli Diesel boasts a maximum torque of 600 Nm between 2,000 and 2,600 rpm with over-boost turbocharging. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.
The Maserati Design Centre in Turin has given a clear identity to each of the newly-introduced trims, primarily by restyling the front and rear bumpers. These aerodynamically optimised changes accentuate the original’s sporty yet luxurious style. The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7%, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31.
The 2018 Ghibli was the first Maserati to be fitted with Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free Matrix high-beam, standard in GranLusso and GranSport. Additionally, one of the key equipment now standard for India over and above a host of safety, comfort & interior feature, is the convenience and flexibility of the Skyhook suspension system. The new Ghibli has also adopted the Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), which helps to prevent vehicle instability, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more thrilling performance.
The introduction of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) will improve the car’s handling and comfort, better support the driving modes and enable the newly-introduced active functions of the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). The ex-showroom prices for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli in India are: Ghibli Diesel – Rs. 1,33,87,856/-, Ghibli Diesel GranSport – Rs. 1,38,81,858/- and Ghibli Diesel GranLusso – Rs. 1,42,47,814/-.