“Super-Luxury and performance Italian car maker; Maserati has a superb, impressive lineup for Canada in 2017. The company’s GranTurismo, GranCabrio, and Quattroporte have enjoyed high popularity among the wealthy as exotic alternatives to German and British rivals, and now the brand has just introduced the mid-size Ghibli and the Levante CUV.”
“No doubt whichever Maserati you choose; with stunning looks, fabulous performance and a heritage and ambiance that’s just unique; you will not be disappointed.”
Auto Review By Veeno Dewan
Super-Luxury and performance Italian car maker; Maserati has a superb, impressive lineup for Canada in 2017. The company’s GranTurismo, GranCabrio, and Quattroporte have enjoyed high popularity among the wealthy as exotic alternatives to German and British rivals, and now the brand has just introduced the mid-size Ghibli and the Levante CUV. The current 2017 Maserati line-up comprises: Maserati Ghibli – ($71,600 – $79,700), Maserati Levante ($72,600 – $83,800) Maserati Quattroporte ($103,400 – $145,500) Maserati GranTurismo priced from $132,825 – $165,627, and the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. ($145,740 – $182,000). Here is a quick look at each model.
The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte is a big, plush Ferrari-powered sedan that competes with some of the top luxury flagship sedans on the market today. For 2017, it gets a revised look with updated bumpers, active grille shutters to improve fuel economy, and new optional safety technology such: as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and 360-degree camera. And forward collision warning with mitigation. The interior of the car also has a new 8.4-inch touchscreen, new rotary infotainment controls and improved interior materials and design. Performance – features include a new adaptive suspension allows drivers to customize the ride stiffness in the Quattroporte.
With a redesign expected, the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is a sleek, two-door coupe with seating for four. A convertible model is also available. Three trim levels are offered: Sport, MC, and MC Centennial. Each version features a Ferrari-derived 4.7-liter V8 (454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission with manual control via paddle shifters. Power is sent to the rear wheels. Maserati claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is the Italian automaker’s first attempt to enter the growing and lucrative world of super-luxury crossover SUVs. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with either 345-horsepower or a 424-hp high-performance tuned version. The base Levante Q4 comes standard with: 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED accents, an adaptive air suspension with five selectable ride heights, auto-dimming mirrors, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with power lumbar, driver memory settings, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-speaker audio system, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration, satellite radio, an SD-card reader and a USB port. The Levante S adds more horsepower, staggered-width 19-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, a panoramic sunroof, a blind-spot monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start, shift paddles and upgraded leather upholstery.
The Levante offers an extensive collection of options that can be added either individually or in conjunction with two main packages: the Sport package (including 20- or 21-inch wheels, red brake calipers, a rear spoiler, front sport seats and sport pedals) or the more sumptuous Luxury package.
The 2017 Maserati Ghibli is a midsize luxury sedan available in three trims: base, S and S Q4. The base model comes well-equipped with features such as 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and navigation. The S offers more engine power, performance and luxury appointments (leather-trimmed panels, for example), and the S Q4 provides the same, but with all-wheel drive.
Standard features on the base start with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (350 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. From there it includes 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights and taillights, automatic wipers, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, power and heated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
The Ghibli S gets the same engine with more power (410 hp, 406 lb-ft of torque), upgraded brakes, and adaptive headlights with washers, automatic high beams, and additional leather dash and door trim. The Ghibli S Q4 is similarly equipped but adds all-wheel drive. There’s also a Zegna Edition Luxury package, which integrates silk from the famed Italian design house into seats and surfaces.
No doubt whichever Maserati you choose; with stunning looks, fabulous performance and a heritage and ambiance that’s just unique; you will not be disappointed