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The All-New Maserati Ghibli To Debut In Shanghai

The All-New Maserati Ghibli To Debut In Shanghai


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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 an even more performance orientated character compared to the larger Quattroporte, launched in Europe at the beginning of this year and due in Australia and New Zealand in the third quarter 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, in selected markets, 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 compete in the top end of its market sector.

The Ghibli, which will make its Australian and New Zealand debut in early 2014, will play a significant role in Maserati’s growth plan to sell 50,000 cars per year which will include 1500 cars a year in Australia and New Zealand by 2016.


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Editor’s note: The new Maserati Ghibli will compete in what is known as the European ‘E’ market sector against vehicles such as the BMW Five Series and Mercedes E Class. However, it will not cover the full spectrum of this market sector, remaining at the very top of this sector in terms of position, specification and pricing.

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