Maserati MY21 - Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante
Maserati renews the entire range with the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante MY21. Elegant, non-invasive restyling refreshes the look of the two sedans (Ghibli and Quattroporte) and the Maserati of SUVs, the Levante, while there is a substantial upgrade to the multimedia system in terms of both appearance and technology. The aim of the MY21 is to give the entire Maserati range a unified identity, by creating a common language for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante.
Ghibli MY21 has an updated new front grille that will make it even more elegant and unmistakable. This new front grille is characterized 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 even more aggressive, sportier Piano Black 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. To emphasize the boomerang shape, the clusters have been produced with a state-of-the-art 3K injection moulding technology, thanks to which the unit has been given a three-color lens: black around the edge, red in the middle and clear in the bottom section. The light cluster is produced in 2 versions: black for the attractive “Black pack” trims and lighter for the more refined GranLusso trims, achieved by just varying the color of the internal upper surround.
There is no change in the differentiation between GranLusso and GranSport with regard to all other details. Ghibli GranLusso stands out for its enhanced exterior finish. As in previous trims, it is created using exclusive materials and with special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Externally, alongside the Adaptive Full LED 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-color side skirts, the black brake calipers and the 19-inch Poseidone alloy wheels. Externally, on the other hand, the GranSport features Adaptive Full LED headlights and is also recognizable for the Piano Black inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front wing, body-color side skirts, red brake calipers and, last but not 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 Piano Black 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-color bumper profiles.
The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a retro-reflector beautifully integrated in the car’s line and the body-colored spoiler. The Quattroporte GranSport features center 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 characterized 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 combines coupé lines with interior space for five people and exceptional aerodynamic efficiency. “The Maserati of SUVs” is instantly recognizable 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 Piano Black 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.
The existing differences between the various trims remain unchanged for MY21. 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-color lower extractor embracing the four exhaust tips.