2014 Maserati Ghibli Photos and Info Ahead of Shanghai Debut
Maserati is debuting the Ghibli later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. But, in a pre-reveal mini reveal, Maser has offered forth a few photos of their upcoming “entry-level” sedan along with a tiny bit of info.
According to Maserati, the Ghibli will have the same athletic and sporty character as its big sibling the Maserati Quattroporte. It will be powered by a choice of twin-turbo 3.0 liter gasoline V6s or a Maserati-first 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel routing through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Power will be put-to-ground via rear-wheel drive or the new Maserati Q4 AWD system.
Maserati expects to sell about 50,000 cars per year and hopes the Ghibli will be a big chunk of that. Unfortunately, the Maserati Ghibli seems to suffer from the same luxury-sedan design torpidity as everyone else. While the Maserati Quattroporte and GranTurismo have aggressive and svelte looks to them that are distinctly Maserati, the Ghibli is just a generic luxury sedan with a different grill and six fender vents. It actually looks an awful lot like the Infiniti Q50. Take a look at the photos and decide for yourself. We’ll have to wait until Shanghai to get the pricing and the real scoop on the 2014 Maserati Ghibli.
The all-new Maserati Ghibli to debut in Shanghai
09/04/2013 – Modena
Maserati has released the first official images of its upcoming four-door sports executive sedan in advance of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month.
The all-new Ghibli is set to break new ground for Maserati.
The Ghibli will have a sportier character compared to the larger Quattroporte, launched at the beginning of this year. The Ghibli will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engines, an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and the new “Q4” all-wheel drive system.
The Ghibli will also become the first Maserati production car in history to be powered by a diesel engine, with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel.
It is Maserati’s first sedan in this segment and reflects the company’s belief that a growing number of premium executive car buyers are looking to make an individual statement through a car that is distinctive, elegant and luxurious.
The Ghibli will play a significant role in Maserati’s growth plan to sell 50,000 cars per year.