Maserati has renewed the entire range with the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante SUV with styling refreshes and a substantial upgrade to the multimedia system in terms of both appearance and technology.
The MY21 versions feature a new front grille and the rear light clusters. The latter have a boomerang shape inspired by that of the late1990s by Giugiaro’s 3200 GT.
This new front grille is characterised by a distinctive feature: the Maserati tuning fork. It comes in chrome in the GranLusso trim and in even more aggressive, sportier Black Piano in the GranSport trim.
It has with a “boomerang design” rear lights inspired by many historic Maserati models. The clusters are produced in two versions: black for the attractive “Black pack” trims and lighter for the more refined GranLusso trims. This is achieved by varying the colour of the internal upper surround.
Ghibli GranLusso uses exclusive materials. There are chromed inserts on the front bumper, the GranLusso badge at the base of the front guards, the body-colour side skirts and on the 19-inch Poseidone alloy wheels.
Externally, the GranSport features adaptive full LED Matrix headlights. It features Black Piano inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front guards, body-colour side skirts, red brake calipers. It sits on 20-inch Urano polished alloy wheels.
The Maserati flagship, the Quattroporte has a modified front grille to the same design as the Ghibli. It comes in chrome for the GranLusso trim and Black Piano for GranSport. At the rear, Quattroporte also adopts the new boomerang design light cluster.
Quattroporte GranSport features centre and side air intakes which improves cooling. The bumper’s lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic-inspired splits.
The has a striking composition of the central panel and the two cut outs at the outside edges that focus attention on the exhausts. There’s a great looking Black Piano spoiler.
The Levante semi-SUV shape combines coupe lines with interior space for five. It has an imposing grille which 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 is chromed for the GranLusso trim and Black Piano for the GranSport.
It too, has new boomerang design rear light clusters similar to those in the Ghibli and Quattroporte.
Main changes to the interior for MY21 see the central screen enlarged from 8.4 inches to 10.1 inches. It’s virtually frameless with almost all the surrounding bezel removed. The glass in the top of the display is now curved for a more elegant look.
This screen has been installed on both Ghibli and Quattroporte, but the Levante retains the 8.4 display – but with improved resolution and graphics.
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 models there are changes to the instrument cluster. There’s a large tacho and speedometer. Much of the plastic from the previous versions has been replaced with real anti-dazzle flat glass covers over the instruments.
“We’re delighted to welcome the MY21 range of vehicles to Australia and New Zealand,” says Glen Sealey, Chief Operating Officer of Maserati Australia and New Zealand.
“With these new models, the imminent arrival of the Ghibli hybrid and full complement of high-performance Trofeo editions, and the arrival of the all-new MC20 supercar, 2021 is set to be an exciting year for Maserati.”
Levant 350: $127,000
Levant GranLusso & GranSport: $146,990
Levant S GranLusso & GranSport: $182,490
Levant GTS: $268,990
Levant Trofeo: $336,990
Ghibli GranLusso & GranSport: $168,990
Ghibli S GranLusso & GranSport: $175,000
Quattroporte GranLusso & GranSport: $227,990
Quattroporte S GranLusso & GranSport: $269,990
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Maserati dealer for driveaway prices.