The hybrid version combines a 4-cylinder, 2-litre engine with a 48-volt hybrid system that also enables energy to be recovered when slowing and braking.


Modena – The Ghibli Hybrid, Maserati’s first electrified car, has been unveiled in Qatar.

Developed by a team of approximately 100 persons, Modena is built around a modified version of the chassis and bodywork of the Ghibli V6.

The hybrid version combines a 4-cylinder, 2-litre engine with a 48-volt hybrid system that also enables energy to be recovered when slowing and braking.

The hybrid powerplant provides a CO2 emission level below that of the V6 Diesel and a fuel-saving of 20% over the 350hp V6 version, with undiminished performance.

The Ghibli Hybrid is a Maserati in every respect, including the sound, which, in spite of the hybrid propulsion, is still the distinctive growl of every Trident model. It is achieved without resorting to amplifiers, by just tweaking the fluid dynamics of the exhausts and adopting resonators, tuned to deliver the typical roar.

In terms of looks, the hybrid version of Ghibli features a number of details in dark blue, the colour universally adopted as the symbol of clean mobility. The three traditional air ducts on the front mudguard have a blue trim, and the Brembo brake calipers and the thunderbolt in the pillar logo are in the same colour.

The interior of the Ghibli hybrid version features a12-way power sport leather front seats with integrated anti-whiplash headrests, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminum gearshift paddles, and the Inox sport pedals. It is available in both GranLusso and GranSport trims with some differences in the various markets.

The Ghibli Hybrid is complete with all the technology upgrades featured on MY21 models, and thus also the new generation MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant) multimedia system. The heart of the 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.

Like the other Ghibli versions, the Hybrid is equipped with the same eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, used also on the Quattroporte and Levante models.

An 8-speaker, 280W audio system by Harman Kardon is standard on the baseline Ghibli Hybrid. The Harman Kardon Premium and Bowers & Wilkins Premium Surround Sound systems are available as options.

Maserati’s engineers added a third crash-load path to the front structure of the car to help dissipate load and distribute the forces on the car to guarantee the stability of the body structure in frontal impacts.

The Ghibli is equipped with seven airbags and anti-whiplash front headrests. At the front, two-stage airbags are concealed inside the steering wheel and dashboard to protect the head in frontal impact crashes, while a knee airbag protects the driver’s legs and reduces femur load in an impact.

The new Ghibli, poised to make a mark on the brand’s history, now serves as “the link between a past of internal combustion engines and an electric future”.