MUSCAT : Maserati’s MY21 range of Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante has arrived in Oman and is available at the showroom of Alfardan Motors, the official importer of Maserati. The new and latest range has a unified identity and a common design language for the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. Elegant, non-invasive restyling refreshes the look of the two sedans and the Maserati of SUVs, while there is a substantial upgrade to the multimedia system in terms of both appearance and technology.
The distinctive features of the MY21 versions are the new front grille and the new rear light clusters, which have a boomerang shape inspired by that introduced in the late 1990s by Giugiaro’s 3200 GT. With these updates, the MY21 versions of the two sedans and the Levante will be recognisable at a glance.
Maserati state-of-the-art showroom located at Al Azaiba is open from 09.00 am to 08.00pm from Sunday to Thursday and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm and 4pm to 8 pm. The showroom is closed on Friday.
Ghibli MY21 is updated with a new front grille that will make it even more elegant and unmistakable. This new front grille is characterised by a distinctive feature: the Maserati tuning fork. In fact, the updated front grille is based on this shape, and comes in chrome in the GranLusso trim and in an even more aggressive, sportier Black Piano in the GranSport trim. Like the other cars in the Trident Brand’s range, 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 and typical of the Brand’s genetic identity. It is a distinctive feature of all MY21 cars and appears on all Ghibli MY21 trims.
The new Ghibli GranLusso stands out for its enhanced exterior finish. As in previous trims, it is created using exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Externally, alongside the Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights, the trim is distinguished for the chrome inserts on the front bumper, the GranLusso badge at the base of the front wing, the body-colour side skirts, the black brake calipers and the 19-inch Poseidone alloy wheels. Externally, on the other hand, the GranSport features Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights and is also recognisable for the Black Piano inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front wing, body-colour side skirts, red brake calipers and, last but not the least, the 20-inch Urano polished alloy wheels.
The Maserati flagship, the Quattroporte, is also updated with a modified front grille, with the same design ingredient as on the Ghibli: the tuning fork. On the Quattroporte, again, the front grille comes in chrome for the GranLusso trim and Black Piano for GranSport.
At the rear, Quattroporte also adopts the new boomerang design light cluster in all trims, with the same characteristics as described for Ghibli. The distinguishing features of the GranLusso and GranSport trims are unchanged from the previous models. One of the identifying details of the GranLusso trim is its front lower fascia design, featuring an elegant floating-bridge element and a very understated splitter, and rounded off with a chrome bumper finish and body-colour bumper profiles.
The design concept of the Levante combines coupé lines with interior space for five people and exceptional aerodynamic efficiency. “The Maserati of SUVs” is instantly recognisable from a distance, thanks to its imposing grille, which was inspired by the sensational Alfieri concept, but also pays homage to historic Maserati cars like the Tipo 60 Birdcage. With MY21, Levante also updates its front to feature the innovative front grille with tuning fork design. This front grille comes in chrome for the GranLusso trim and Black Piano for the GranSport.
Like the sedans, Levante MY21 will also be equipped with the new boomerang design rear light clusters, as described for Ghibli and Quattroporte. A new style that refreshes the Levante’s look very effectively. 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. Alongside the sportier bumpers, the GranSport exterior is also discernible for the front and rear Black Piano inserts, the GranSport badges on the front fenders, the red brake calipers and the 20-inch Nereo wheels.
The GranLusso trim is identified on the exterior by a series of elegant chrome inserts in the front fascia, chrome front/rear skid plates, body colour rear spoiler, black-painted brake calipers, 19-inch Zefiro alloy wheels and GranLusso badges on the fenders.
The main changes to the interior of the MY21 are concentrated in the central display and instrument cluster, with major updates introduced. The central screen, enlarged from 8”4 with a ratio of 4:3 to 10”1 with a ratio of 16:10, is now frameless for a more contemporary look, with almost all the surrounding bezel removed. On all three cars, there has also been a subtle but very sophisticated change to the instrument cluster, which now includes a large rev counter and speedometer (still analogue but with updated graphics) on either side of a 7” TFT display.
ADAS: introduction of Active Driving Assist
With the MY21 range, Active Driving Assist is added to the ADAS already available on Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. Active Driving Assist: this is an evolution of Highway Assist, introduced with MY18. A “hands-on” function (the driver is required to stay in control of the car at all times), it is intended for use on any kind of well-maintained road. It reduces driver fatigue and consequently enhances active safety by allowing the car to keep itself centred in its lane and to adapt its pre-selected speed in full autonomy.
New generation Multimedia System
All MY21 models are complete with an array of technology upgrades, including also the new generation MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant) multimedia system. The heart of MIA is the powerful Android Automotive operating system, which offers a completely new, innovative, higher-performing User Experience, with full personalisation to the driver’s use preferences.