On tests seen updated sedan Maserati GhibliMarch 11, 2020
Some publications published photos from the tests of the updated Italian sedan Maserati Ghibli. Apparently, the new product has not received major changes in the exterior design, but serious changes await us in the cabin.
We knew that the updated Maserati Ghibli will appear in 2020, but we expected the appearance of a heavily modified car. A new set of “spy” photographs shows the Ghibli test car with camouflage film on the hood, and that’s it – it’s nowhere else. Oddly enough, the Maserati badge on the center pillar is covered with a noticeable black ribbon, but the signature “trident” in the grille is completely visible.
It seems that the model will receive an updated hood. The nature of the renewal is unknown – at least from the outside – but this may have something to do with what’s under the hood.
Journalists photographed a parked prototype with a windshield tag talking about a 2.0-liter engine. The tag also says “330 hp,” which, as we understand it, means a 2.0-liter engine with 330 horsepower. This is interesting since the current Ghibli base engine, the V6, develops “only” 345 hp. That is, customers will be offered a new base engine?
The sealed prototype may also be a plug-in hybrid version of the model, which, as we know, will also be proposed. Could this explain the black tape on the front pillar, possibly covering the charging port? Hybrid test vehicles usually have special stickers to identify the presence of an electrified transmission. And if so, 330 hp may only apply to a gasoline engine.
One thing we definitely see – or rather don’t see – in these shots is the updated Ghibli interior. Camouflage panels hide the dashboard and center console, and although their appearance looks identical to the current model, the interior as a whole looks different. New lines in the center of the dashboard, no doubt related to the large-screen infotainment system.
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