ELEGANT, non-invasive restyling across its model range will provide Maserati with substantially new offerings in 2021, with the refreshing of the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante models.
A substantial upgrade to the multimedia system in terms of both appearance and technology will also feature in the new models, which all sport a new front grille and rear light clusters.
With these updates, the two sedans and the Levante SUV will be more readily recognisable, with a unified identity for the entire Maserati range.
For the Ghibli, the new front grille is inspired by the Maserati tuning fork, and will come in chrome in GranLusso trim and in an even more aggressive, sportier Piano Black in the GranSport trim.
Like the other cars in the Trident brand’s range, the Ghibli also transforms its rear look, with the development of a new light cluster with a style known as boomerang design, inspired by many historic Maserati models.
As in previous years, the GranLusso is created using exclusive materials and with special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship.
Externally, alongside the adaptive full LED matrix headlights, the trim is distinguished by chrome inserts on the front bumper, the GranLusso badge at the base of the front wing, body-colour side skirts, black brake callipers and the 19-inch Poseidone alloy wheels.
The GranSport features the same headlights, with Piano Black inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front wing, body-colour side skirts, red brake callipers and, last but not least, 20-inch Urano polished alloy wheels.
The Maserati flagship, the Quattroporte, is also updated with a modified front grille. On the Quattroporte, again, the front grille comes in chrome for the GranLusso trim and Piano Black for GranSport.
At the rear, the Quattroporte also adopts the new boomerang design light cluster in all trims, with the same characteristics as described for Ghibli. In the case of its GranLusso trim, it features a new lower front fascia design with an elegant floating-bridge element.
A very understated splitter and chrome bumper finish, along with body-colour bumper profiles, complete the look. These incorporate side skirts as well. At the rear, a retro-reflector beautifully integrates into the car’s line, and the body-coloured spoiler.
The Quattroporte GranSport features centre and side air intakes with dedicated design, which improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The bumper’s lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic-inspired splits.
The back is characterised by a striking composition of the central panel and the two cut outs at the outside edges that focus attention on the exhausts. A Piano Black spoiler completes the rear view.
The design concept of the Levante SUV combines coupé lines with interior space for five people and exceptional aerodynamic efficiency. It features an imposing grille, which was inspired by the sensational Alfieri concept.
The Levante also updates its front to feature the innovative front grille with tuning fork design. It comes in the same trim levels as the Ghibli and Quattroporte. Like the sedans, it also features the same boomerang inspired rear light clusters.
On the GranSport trim the side air intakes in the lower fascia have a more aggressive design, defined by two aerodynamic wings that give a sense of further stability, visually pushing the weight of the car’s nose towards the massive front wheels.
The side bezel blades and the splitter are styled to improve the airflow distribution. The wider, more muscular rear end has a sharper horizontal element and a body-colour lower extractor embracing the four exhaust tips.
Alongside the sportier bumpers, the GranSport exterior is also discernible for the front and rear Piano Black inserts, the GranSport badges on the front fenders, the red brake callipers and the 20-inch Nereo wheels.
The GranLusso trim is identified by a series of elegant chrome inserts in the front fascia, chrome front/rear skid plates, a body colour rear spoiler, black-painted brake callipers, 19-inch Zefiro alloy wheels and GranLusso badges on the fenders.
The main changes to the interior are concentrated in the central display and instrument cluster, with major updates introduced.
The central screen, enlarged to 10.1-inches on the sedans (8.4-inches in the SUV), is now frameless for a more contemporary look, with almost all the surrounding bezel removed.
This new high-resolution display with multi-touch function carries a new graphic interface that mixes black with a golden colour to enhance its elegance. The glass in the top of the display is now curved for a less sharp-edged effect.
The same screen has been installed on both Ghibli and Quattroporte, while Levante retains its smaller screen, but with improved resolution and graphics. A new visual effect makes it look like a single curved screen with the air vents cut into it.
The name Maserati is screen-printed on the back of the screen in the bottom of the display, for a three-dimensional effect. On all three cars, there has also been a subtle but very sophisticated change to the instrument cluster.
It now includes a large rev counter and speedometer (still analogue but with updated graphics) on either side of a 7.0-inch TFT information display. Much of the plastic from the previous versions has been eliminated too.
This has been replaced with real anti-dazzle flat glass covers over the instruments. All these changes give the instrument cluster a more high-tech look and generate a richer impression.
Effects are achieved by alternating glossy and matte blacks. The perimeter ring which contains the numbers is reflective glossy black, while the central ring containing the indicator lights is matte black.
The resolution and graphics of the display between the rev counter and speedometer have also been updated; they now match those of the large central screen, with the introduction of gilded surrounds for a more distinctive, luxurious look.
A new enhanced feature across the board is the introduction of ADAS (Active Driving Assist) which is a valuable asset for ensuring a safer driving experience, Maserati also remains faithful to its core philosophy race-bred grand touring cars.
Pricing for the 2021 Ghibli starts from $144,990 (plus on-roads), the Quattroporte from $210,990 (plus on-roads) and the Levante kicks off at $127,000 (plus on-roads). Further information and specifications for each model will be announced closer to launch.