Including new technology in the dashboard.
Maserati is on a mission to reinvent itself, evolving from a small-volume performance marque with waning relevance to a slightly-less-small-volume performance marque with a hot, fresh new lineup. In addition to the mid-engined MC20 supercar, Maserati recently showed off new V8 Trofeo versions for its entire lineup and a hybrid version of the Ghibli sedan. Now, the Italian automaker is ready to show a full updated 2021 model range in the North American market, including the 2021 Maserati Ghibli sedan, 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan, and 2021 Maserati Levante SUV.
One upgrade that jumps out almost immediately is a new Maserati Intelligent Assistant - or "MIA" - infotainment system, now housed within a 10.1-inch screen in the Ghibli and Quattroporte - up from 8.4 inches. If that screen size sounds familiar, it's because it's the same one used by the Uconnect5 system in the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango.
Yes, Maserati once again shares its dashboard technology with a minivan, but when that minivan has one of the best infotainment systems on the market, that point becomes a bit moot.
That's not the only boost being delivered to Maserati's in-car infotainment, because from 2021, all new Maseratis will ship with SiriusXM with 360L standard, giving owners access to over 10,000 hours of On Demand content.
The 2021 Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante all boast unique exterior and interior updates that follow a unified theme with a common language, offering new grille and light designs, and a few other subtle styling tweaks. The Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante all come in GranLusso, and GranSport trim levels, each with its own unique, telltale cues; GranLusso models offer more chrome and understated design elements, while the GranSport variants have black details and a sportier overall appearance.
Apart from the Chrysler-borrowed infotainment, most of the interior changes lie in the dashboard, where Maserati has all but eliminated the screen bezels on the Ghibli and Quattroporte. The Levante keeps its 8.4-inch display but receives a higher-resolution screen. Some subtle changes have come to the instrument cluster, with 7-inch screens and new graphics, but all three models still feature analog gauges.
Maserati doesn't appear ready to add or eliminate any powertrains from last year's lineup, meaning the Ghibli Hybrid may not come stateside after all. The Ghibli offers a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 sending 345 horsepower to the rear wheels, with an uprated 424-horsepower version available as an option, with either rear- or all-wheel drive. New for 2021 is a flagship Trofeo model with a 580-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. The Quattroporte's lineup is virtually identical, minus the base V6 option, and the Levante adds a V8-powered GTS trim with 550 horsepower, positioned above the S but below the Trofeo.
Maserati's 2021 vehicles arrive in showrooms next week, with pricing starting at $74,390 for the Ghibli, $77,890 for the Levante, and $104,390 for the Quattroporte.