The Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati finally stepped into the Hybrid Electric Vehicle market. After 100 long years, Maserati decided to switch gears as electrified vehicles are the future of automobiles. The Maserati Ghibli Hybrid was first introduced to the public as a concept car at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2013. After seven long years, the “Maserati Ghibli Hybrid” is finally here! Compared to the concept car the actual model put out to the market has undergone slight changes. The changes they introduced to the car released were a minor face-lift and the hybrid powertrain.
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The all-new Maserati Hybrid has a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine in conjunction with a 48-volt alternator and a small battery. This hybrid setup produces 330 hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque. This hybrid system will launch the Ghibli Hybrid from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and allow it to reach a top speed of 158 mph.
- 2020 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is the company’s first electrified Maserati
- 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine.
- 48 volt alternator and battery system
- ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Produces 330 hp and 332 ft lbs of torque
- 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds
The hybrid system used in the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid emits 25% less CO2 emissions compared to its petrol only predecessor. This is a major improvement and a step in the positive direction for Maserati.
Exterior and Interior Appearance
The light blue trim subtly visible to any admirer denotes the car’s hybrid technology. This trim will continue in all Maserati Electrified cars manufactured in the coming years. This light blue trim can be seen on the side air ducts, the brakes, and the trident logo on the rear pillars
Another distinct feature that separates the Hybrid Ghibli from the petrol only predecessor is the slimmer sleeker grille design and the updated taillights. The new taillights inspired by the 3200GT consist of a boomerang-shaped taillight. This unique shape gives a futuristic perspective to the Ghibli Hybrid compared to its predecessor.
The light blue trim on the exterior continues into the interior elements. Blue seams juxtaposed with black leather trim gives the interior of the car a new perspective hinting a glimpse of the future
With the launch of the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid and the company’s initial step into the electrified car market, the Italian car manufacturer is planning to deliver two more new EVs. The GranTurismo and GranCabrio are rumored to be the next two models Maserati are planning to release later next year.