A new era for Maserati is about to begin.
Maserati is on a mission to reinvent itself as it prepares to embrace electrification and launch a slew of new models including plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and fully electric cars. Headlining this exciting new era for the Italian automaker will be a new electric halo sports car called the Maserati MC20, which was previewed by the alluring Alfieri Concept.
Maserati's first-ever hybrid, however, will be the upcoming electrified version of the Ghibli luxury sedan. The Maserati Ghibli Hybrid was originally going to be shown at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show in April, but the event was canceled, forcing Maserati to delay its debut. Now, Maserati has confirmed the Ghibli Hybrid will be revealed online on July 15.
Maserati hasn't shared any more details, but recent spy shots give us an idea of what to expect from the company's first hybrid model. The Maserati Ghibli Hybrid will launch as part of the upcoming facelift range with minor tweaks applied to the front and rear to keep the styling looking fresh. Bigger changes are expected inside including a larger infotainment screen and a fully digital instrument cluster.
Technical details about the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid's electrified powertrain are unknown, but a prototype was spied earlier this year with a larger engine under the hood.
In its base form, the Maserati Ghibli is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 345 horsepower, but the prototype was packing a more efficient 2.0-liter engine with 330 hp, which could be reserved for the new Ghibli Hybrid.
The new Ghibli Hybrid will be just the start of Maserati's electric onslaught. Its hybrid powertrain is also expected to be applied to updated versions of the Levante and Quattroporte, while the all-new GranTurismo and GranCabrio will only be available as fully electric models. Maserati is also developing a new electrified SUV that will slot below the Levante.