2014 Maserati Ghibli Unveiled Ahead Of Shanghai World Debut
Maserati is all set to revive the Ghibli name with a four door saloon, which was unveiled before its world debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. The new Ghibli seems to be Maserati’s solution to broadening its brand appeal and increasing sales figures. Directly in competition with the likes of the Audi A6/S6/A7/S7, Mercedes Benz E-class and the Jaguar XF, the Ghibli will sit below the Quattroporte executive sedan in the Maserati lineup.
The big surprise in this whole saga is that the 2014 Ghibli will be available with a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, making it the first diesel Maserati ever. According to the rumour mills, a Ferrari-derived, turbocharged and direct-injected V8 petrol engine will also be available, with a likely displacement of 3.8 liters making more than 400 bhp.
Maserati has confirmed that the Ghibli sits on a shortened version of the platform used for the Quattroporte and first looks suggest a very sleek and sporty approach by the charismatic Italian marque. Sporting headlights astonishingly reminiscent of the new BMW 3 series/4 series, Maserati is confident that the Ghibli will play significant role in its plan to achieve sales of over 50,000 cars a year.
More details will be released at the Shanghai Motor Show.