The updated 2017 Maserati Ghibli range is now on sale in Australia, bringing more power and tech to the Italian brand’s smallest sports sedan.
Launched at the Paris motor show earlier this year, the 2017 model-year Ghibli now offers new Luxury and Sport option packages, a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an array of active driver assistance systems as part part of an optional safety pack.
The Luxury package ($16,000) gives the Ghibli a more premium interior with premium leather upholstery throughout the cabin.
For those wanting a little more exclusivity, the Luxury package can also be had with Zegna silk appointments for $20,843.
Meanwhile, the Sport package ($13,000) adds sports seats, a sports steering wheel and aluminium paddle shifters.
Also available in conjunction with the Sport trim are exterior and interior Carbon packages ($TBA).
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Pack (ADAS) ($5384) sees the addition of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control with stop/go function, an air quality sensor, lane departure warning, along with forward collision warning with brake assist.
A surround camera system with front and rear dynamic guidelines is also available in conjunction with the package.
New for 2017 is an Air Quality Sensor, standard on all variants, which determines external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.
Also upgraded for 2017 is the 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder Ferrari-built petrol engine in the mid-spec Ghibli variant, which now develops 261kW, a neat 15kW more than its predecessor.
With the power bump, the Ghibli sprints from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker), on its way to a top speed of 267km/h.
Unlike the larger Quattroporte sedan, the Ghibli doesn’t get any visual changes on the exterior for the new model year.
Starting at $138,990 plus on-road costs for the Ghibli Diesel, the new 2017 Maserati Ghibli is on sale now.
2017 Maserati Ghibli pricing (plus on-road costs):
Ghibli Diesel – $138,990
Ghibli – $143,990
Ghibli S – $179,990