Maserati has opened the order books for its first-ever electrified model, the Ghibli Hybrid large sedan, which is set to compete with similar German offerings with a pricetag of $139,990 plus on-road costs.
The Ghibli Hybrid will also hit showrooms in higher-spec GranLusso and GranSport variants, which are each available to order from $163,990.
The new Ghibli Hybrid can be identified by restyled tail-lights and blue accents throughout.
At $139,990, the Ghibli Hybrid is priced on par with the current Ghibli petrol, however, it is less powerful than its standard V6-powered sibling.
Motivating the Ghibli Hybrid is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor matched with a 48V mild-hybrid system, which together delivers 246kW and 450Nm for a claimed zero-to-100km sprint time of 5.7 seconds.
The latest version of the Maserati Intelligent Assistant software is displayed on a 10.1-inch multimedia system.
Maserati says that its Ghibli Hybrid is the first in line as it looks to electrify its entire model range, but reiterates that its performance and exhaust note is in keeping with customer expectations.
The mild-hybrid system includes an e-Booster electric supercharger that is supported by a battery, while the exhaust is optimised with ‘specially designed’ resonators.
Distinguishing the Hybrid is a new front grille and redesigned tail-lights, as well as blue accents on the side air ducts, brake calipers and badging.