Local specs and pricing have been announced for the updated 2021 Maserati Ghibli which is on sale now from $144,990 plus on-road costs.
 
The updated Ghibli is distinguished by a refreshed grille and new rear LED boomerang tail-lights.
 
GranLusso variants get chrome grille and tail-light surrounds while the GranSport models feature piano black surrounds.
 
On the inside, the infotainment screen grows from 8.4 to 10.1 inches running the new Maserati Intelligent Assistant multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and over-the-air software updates.
 
The instrument cluster also gets a makeover but still includes two analogue dials flanking a 7.0-inch driver information display screen.
 
Every Ghibli is now equipped with Active Driving Assist, the tech works with the adaptive cruise control to keep the car centred in its lane while maintaining a safe distance from the car in front. Maserati says the system will work on any well-maintained road at speeds of up to 145km/h.
 
Power in the base model Ghibli, GranLusso and GranSport comes from a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine producing 257kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
 
Maserati claims a 5.5-second sprint time from 0-100km/h and a top speed of 267km/h.
 
The three Ghibli S variants also use a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, however, the outputs climb to 316kW and 580Nm, it’s matched to an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive.
 
In terms of performance, the S models can run from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 286km/h.
 
Later this year, Maserati will expand the powertrain options to include a 2.0-litre Hybrid and a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 Trofeo flagship.
  
2021 Maserati Ghibli pricing (excludes on-road costs):
 
Ghibli – $144,990 (up $5000)
Ghibli GranLusso – $168,990 (up $5000)
Ghibli GranSport – $168,990 (up $5000)
Ghibli S GranLusso – $175,000 (down $9990)
Ghibli S GranSport – $175,000 (down $9990)
 
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