Our spy shooters once again met 2018 Maserati Ghibli, the resulting images bring us closer to the prototype than ever before. Most changes focus around the headlights and grid. The lights appear to be completely new units, with a chrome curve or aluminum curved upward, dividing the DRL LEDs from the rest of the lens. This is a rather large gap compared to the current descending current headlights. The grid seems to be more rounded, going back to its roots and coming closer to the Maserati grids in the early and mid-2000s. Maserati added two small entrances to each corner of the lower grid, and we suspect they are there for Help cool. Backwards, the images reveal a fully reworked rear bumper. The massive black camo envelope covering the body prevents us from telling you anything specific, but at least we know it is coming. But do not worry. It remains true to the features that the Ghibli has always delivered.
It’s the same story with the infotainment system taking into account that the desirable sedan has already received the 8.4-inch configuration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Maserati also struggled to throw extra soundproofing to improve the refinement of the cabin, while additional safety systems were added to soften the deal. Maybe the facelift will result in the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport finishing levels to replace the existing Luxe and Sport packages, as was the case with Quattroporte. Fresh saddlery, alloy wheels, body colors and other novelties could be the order of the day, but nothing to remember.
We do not expect any change under the convertible, as the 2018 Maserati Ghibli was updated for the Paris Motor Show last year when the 2017MY made its debut with 20 additional fathers for the Biturbo 3.0-liter V6, now with 350 hp (257 kW). It is a punch sufficient to allow the car to travel 62 mph (100 km / h) in 5.5 seconds and at most 166 km / h (267 km / h). It will likely be unveiled by the end of this year and will see dealers early next year.