The updated 2018 Maserati Ghibli has been spied testing by MotorAuthority, prior to its debut later this year.
Maserati’s compact four-door will likely receive styling changes similar to those the automaker applied to its larger Quattroporte sedan for the 2017 model year. Those updates included a reworked front end with a new grille, new side skirts and exterior mirrors and a different rear diffuser with new exhaust tips. The spy photos support this assumption, picturing a prototype wearing black camouflage over its front and rear ends.
Maserati also introduced new GranLusso and GranSport packages for the 2017 Quattroporte and is expected to do the same for the 2018 Ghibli. On the Quattroporte, the GranLusso trim adds unique front and rear bumpers, 20-inch wheels and Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior trim, among other changes, whilst the GranSport package adds sport fascias, red brake calipers, 21-inch wheels and a sport steering wheel. The packages should bring similar equipment to the Ghibli.
The Ghibli’s 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine should remain unchanged for the new model year. The Italian produces 345 horsepower in the standard Ghibli and 404 horsepower in the sportier Ghibli S and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.