All will be revealed next week.
The current generation Maserati Ghibli has been around since 2013 and has undergone only relatively minor changes since then. The competition, consisting of the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, and Audi A6, have all undergone redesigns and facelifts since then. This will change next week when the heavily updated 2021 Ghibli will make its official debut. This reveal will also include the first-ever Ghibli Hybrid and or PHEV, part of a slew of new models boasting electrification as part of the carmaker's vital reinvention plan. A new halo electric sports car, the Maserati MC20, will play a key role.
Today, our spy photographers have just snapped some fresh photos of the facelifted Ghibli undergoing some final testing that reveal more details than ever.
Unlike previous sightings, this pair of prototypes have less camouflage around the bumpers. We can clearly make out the styling changes front and rear though they are relatively minimal. The Ghibli was already a great-looking luxury performance sedan and Maserati knew not to mess too much with a design that worked.
However, sources claim the interior will be heavily updated, further evidenced by the fact the interiors of both prototypes remain covered so that not even a professional camera lens can capture details. Expect to find a larger infotainment screen and a fully digital instrument cluster. The software is also due for a significant update.
We previously discovered that the updated Ghibli will offer a 2.0-liter engine offering around 330 horsepower. The question is whether it'll be the new base engine in place of the current 3.0-liter V6 with 345 hp and if it'll be offered only with hybrid and/or plug-in hybrid systems. We can't see an additional charging port in these latest images, so it's fair to assume this car is the standard Ghibli or, perhaps, the hybrid.
In any case, all of our questions will be answered on July 15 when Maserati holds a special livestream reveal event. Like all reveals these days, it'll be online only but we'll bring you all of the details at that time.