Maserati Ghibli facelift revealed

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Maserati has unveiled its facelifted Ghibli at the Chengdu motor show in China, showing how the car will look before it arrives on roads early next year. As shown by newly released pictures, the Jaguar XF, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class competing gets reshaped bumpers at both ends and a new front grille. Little has altered inside because the model was freshly updated with a new infotainment system and console design. That said, the 2018 model does gain a raft of new tech to enhance performance and luxury. New for the facelifted Ghibli is Combined Vehicle Control, which is claimed to improve the car’s dynamic abilities while maintaining the safety net of ESP.

The car also swaps hydraulic power steering for an electric system, which mixes with driver assist technology such as Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist. Along with Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, these features come as part of the optional Driver Assistance package. Like its sibling, the larger Quattroporte, the Ghibli gains GranLusso and GranSport trims (pictured above). The trims will replace the current car’s Luxury and Sport trims. The car’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel and petrol powertrains were recently given extra power, but Maserati has ramped up the output of the latter further with an additional 20hp and 30Nm, bringing the figures up to 418hp and 580Nm. The diesel sticks with its 267hp output. Expect the refreshed Ghibli to come to India sometime late next year.