Maserati previously showed off the updated 2018 Ghibli, but now we have all the details. The 2018 Maserati Ghibli made its debut at the Chengdu Auto Show in China, where it was revealed with quite a few tweaks in technology, refinement and the powertrain.
Notably, the 2018 Maserati Ghibli sports an ever-so-slightly refreshed design. There are new headlights, the new grille more closely mirrors the Quattroporte and GranTurismo models and a new rear fascia incorporates a body-color diffuser. Maserati also says the 2018 Ghibli’s design enhancements also benefit its aerodynamics.
New electronic driver aids are now part of the 2018 Maserati Ghibli as well, though they’re shy of groundbreaking. Adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition, blind spot and rear cross traffic alert, and lane keep and highway driving assist are all present and par for the sport sedan course.
The bigger news is the trim structure. The 2018 Maserati Ghibli does away with the “Sport” and “Luxury” trims for new GranLusso and GranSport trims. Both trims feature unique designs inside and out. The GranSport is, obviously, more sporty, while the GranLusso takes a more luxurious approach.
Speaking of sport, performance is increased as well. The 2018 Maserati Ghibli S and S Q4 models receive a small power increase from 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Those looking for the added performance will be treated to 430 horsepower, up from 404 hp in the outgoing model. Base 2018 Maserati Ghibli sedans still make do with 345 hp, however.
Although all eyes have been on the Maserati Levante’s success, the latest updates should help make the 2018 Maserati Ghibli more competitive in the highly-contested sport sedan segment.