Company AF “Grand automotive” the official distributor of Maserati in Ukraine, a structural unit of UkrAVTO Corporation, informs about the launch of the new Ghibli Hybrid: the first electric car in the history of Maserati.
- The first hybrid car in the history of Maserati
- Developed in the Laboratory of innovations Maserati (Maserati Innovation Lab) in Modena
- The car will be produced at the plant named after Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) in Grugliasco (Turin), starting from next September
Spark electrification gives the start of a new future Maserati: new model Hybrid Ghibli, the brand with the Trident is entering the era of electrification.
New Ghibli Hybrid is one of the most ambitious projects of the Maserati, which, after the announcement of a new engine for Supersports car MC20, will be another step forward to new era brand.
The decision to implement hybrid technology in the sedan Ghibli was not taken by chance: produced in quantities of more than 100 000 copies since launch in 2013, this model perfectly embodies the DNA of the manufacturer from Modena.
In fact, the main challenge for Maserati is the ability to open the world of electrification without changing the core values and philosophy of the brand. The result? The creation of the best hybrid possible. And even more, because Ghibli Hybrid will still have a unique sound that is typical of each Maserati model.
The emergence of a new Hybrid Ghibli expands the range of Maserati, which has become more competitive and meet market demands.
Ghibli Hybrid is instantly recognisable, partly due to the new appearance and interior. A common feature of the restyling carried out by the Maserati style Centre (Centro Stile Maserati) blue became the color chosen for all of cars with hybrid technology and the new world that they represent.
In appearance the blue color is presented at three characteristic air ducts, brake calipers and lightning at the oval, which encircles the Trident on the rear rack. The same blue color appears inside the car, in the stitching of the seats. The new Ghibli also represents a new Hybrid stilisticheskoe content, ranging from the grille, the vertical elements of which now symbolize a tuning fork, a musical instrument for reproducing a reference sound, which itself resembles the shape of a Trident. Major changes is in the rear of the car where the modified lights in the shape of boomerangs inspired by the model of the 3200 GT and the concept car Alfieri.
In accordance with the DNA of the brand, Maserati opted for a hybrid solution that improves performance and reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
Hybrid technology uses stored during the movement of the kinetic energy and converts it into electricity in the process of deceleration and braking, and keeping the latter in the battery.
Innovative drive system, the fruit of in-depth engineering technicians of the Laboratory of innovation Maserati in Modena, a combination of internal combustion engine (4 cylinders, a turbine, a working volume of 2 liters) with a 48-volt generator, extra electrical compressor e-Booster, and battery. This solution is unique in the segment and the first in a series of new drive systems with an excellent balance between features, performance and driving pleasure.
The battery is located in the rear of the car, providing improved weight distribution.
This version weighs 80 kilograms less than diesel.
With a maximum power of 330 HP and torque of 450 Nm available from 1500 rpm, the Ghibli Hybrid indicators are impressive: a top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration to 100 km/h is accomplished in 5.7 seconds.
All Ghibli saloon Hybrid will continue to enjoy a recognizable sound, characteristic of the models of Maserati, thanks to the improved system of issue, which includes specially designed resonators.
On Hybrid models the Ghibli debuts a new Maserati program Connect, which allows you to stay connected with the car: exchange of information does not stop even on the go, which provides a better level of service for the driver. Keep the software updates, the system also monitors the condition of the vehicle, and monitors services to ensure safety in case of an emergency.
The multimedia system of the latest generation of Maserati’s Intelligent Assistant based on digital nodes and has Android Automotive software that provides an innovative user experience and the ability to customize to personal preferences of the driver. The multimedia system screen has a high resolution, the new graphics, it is more comfortable, and its size increased from 8.4 to 10.1 inches. Also presents a new instrument panel with digital devices and new graphics.
Electrification in the style of Maserati
New Ghibli Hybrid represents the first part of the plan, the implementation of which will lead to electrification of all new Maserati models. The first all-electric models of the brand will be a new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the premiere of which is scheduled for 2021.
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