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NEW Maserati Ghibli Hybrid – The First Of A New Species

New Ghibli Hybrid: the first electrified vehicle in Maserati’s history

The spark of electrification ignites Maserati’s future: with the new Ghibli Hybrid, the Trident Brand enters the world of electrification.

The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, which after the announcement of the new engine for the MC20 super sports car now sets the seal on another step forward towards the brand’s new Era.

The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli sedan is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA.

In fact, the challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without altering the brand’s core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. What’s more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati.

The arrival of the new Ghibli Hybrid thus expands the Maserati range, which is now even more competitive and responsive to the demands of the market.

Design
Ghibli Hybrid is immediately recognisable, thanks in part to the new design of both exterior and interior. The common denominator of the restyling, developed by the Centro Stile Maserati, is the blue colour, chosen to identify all cars with hybrid technology and the new world they represent.

On the exterior, the blue colour characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake calipers and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue colour reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats. The new Ghibli Hybrid also introduces new stylistic contents, starting from the new front grille, with bars redesigned to represent a tuning fork, a musical device that emits a sound of extreme purity, and which also evokes the Trident symbol itself. There are significant changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.

Mild Hybrid
In perfect harmony with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance, while also reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions.

The hybrid technology exploits kinetic energy the car accumulates when in motion, recovering it and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking, and storing it in a battery.

The innovative powertrain, the outcome of in-depth engineering development work by the technicians and engineers of the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, combines an internal combustion engine (4 cylinders, turbo, displacement of 2.0 l) with a 48 volt alternator and an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster), supported by a battery. This solution is unique in its segment, and is the first in a new generation of powertrains, with the perfect trade-off between performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.

The battery is mounted in the rear of the car, with benefits in terms of improved weight distribution.

This version weighs about 80 kg less than the Diesel.

Thanks to maximum power output of 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 1,500 rpm, the new Ghibli Hybrid’s performance data are very impressive: top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.

Ghibli Hybrid occupants will still revel in the unmistakable sound that characterises all Maserati models, thanks to the optimised exhaust, which includes specially designed resonators.

Connectivity
Ghibli Hybrid also marks the debut of the new Maserati Connect program, which enables a constant connection with the car: the information exchange continues when on the move, to improve the services offered to the driver. As well as updating the software packages, the system performs checks on the car and monitors the Safety Security services in emergencies.

The Maserati Intelligent Assistant multimedia system is latest-generation, based on digital inputs from Android Automotive, software that delivers an innovative User Experience fully customisable to the driver’s personal preferences. The multimedia system’s HD screen, with new graphics, more user-friendly and without surrounds, is increased in size from 8”4 to 10”1. A new instrument panel with digital devices and new graphics is also introduced.

Electrification the Maserati way
The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first step in a plan that will lead to the electrification of  all new Maserati models. The Brand’s first all-electric cars will be the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid, the first of a new species

It seems only yesterday primitive lifeforms splashing around the universe; and here we are today, post-human, behind the wheel of the first hybrid Maserati: Ghibli Hybrid.

In the blink of an eye. Just 3.9 billion years ago, evolution began to take place. From a simple atom to an astronaut in search of answers, from the discovery of mutations to the acceptance of new horizons, we are all still evolving. Life is about embracing this ever-changing world and cherishing the singular moments it brings us. Now, this evolution has reached the Maserati Trident, sparking a new guiding light for all to follow. Today, we are invited to take part in a new chapter in Maserati: faster than diesel, greener than petrol.

Ghibli Hybrid, as the name suggests, is something new, electrifying and fearless. Known for its roar, our engineers and designers chose to maintain its predecessor’s performance, voice, and design. From turbocharged 4-cylinder engine unleashing 330 horsepower, to anodised blue trims, this sports saloon is unmistakably a Maserati. Available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, its notoriously comfortable seats guarantee a luxurious ride into the future. It would take an X-ray to reveal the differences behind the surface. Though mechanically changes are almost indistinct, technologically we have revolutionised our customer’s experience. With a new multimedia user interface, controlled via a larger, tablet-like high-resolution screen, we brought to our clients numerous customisation options. In addition to all this, Ghibli Hybrid is set up to give real-time software updates, maps that accurately chart our changing world, emergency roadside assistance, and on-board diagnostics. Simply put, Ghibli Hybrid speaks your language. With the whole world at your fingertips, the virtual assistant will happily turn on your oven while you are still driving, or check your car’s batteries while out for a run. After all, Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is the epitome of the brand’s future: an audacious lifestyle inspired by tradition and powered by evolution.

New Maserati Ghibli Hybrid - The first of a new species

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