With less than 1,700 newly registered cars in the year 2016 Maserati is one of the pretty little stamps. With 820 pieces, the numerically most important model, the Ghibli is sort of the Italian answer to the BMW 5 series, the Mercedes E-class or the Jaguar XF. The 2013 come on the market, the model received in the fall of 2016 with a Facelift. Now Maserati presents the new Version GranLusso. The result is not at the Frankfurt motor show, but on a Chinese province exhibition (Chengdu Motor Show, 25. August to 3. September 2017).
The big brother Quattroporte, the equipment GranLusso (Italian for "great luxury"), and Gran sport ("big Sport") were introduced at the last Facelift in 2016. Now, the smaller Ghibli gets at least the GranLusso Version of the Gran sport could soon follow. The Ghibli GranLusso has to make a redesigned front bumper with chrome and a new grille with chrome in the recent Maserati models struts in style. To the side of the car GranLusso emblems on the front fenders and side skirts in body color. To the rear there is a new bumper and a diffuser in body color, both of which are important criteria of distinction to the previous version. The Changes should also lead to better aerodynamics.
Technically, things are starting to change also. The Ghibli GranLusso has adaptive LED headlights with matrix technology as well as new assistance systems. The price has not yet been notified. Also Maserati has not yet said which engines will be available as a GranLusso.(sl)