Maserati debuted the Ghibli back in 2014, and despite the positive reviews and immense popularity, that was almost four years ago. A facelift has been a long time coming for Maserati’s popular midsize sedan, and it seems like it’s going to get it very soon. For the 2018 model year car, they’re preparing a brand new look, both in the front and the rear.
2018 Maserati Ghibli Gets a Thorough Update
Most of the changes are focused around the headlights and the grille. The lights appear to be completely new units, with a chrome or aluminum highlight curving upward, dividing the LED DRLs from the rest of the lens. That’s a rather large deviation from the current downward curving headlights. The grille appears to be more rounded as well, going back to its roots and getting closer to the early and mid-2000s Maserati grilles. Maserati has added two small inlets at each corner of the lower grille, and we suspect they’re there to help with cooling.
Round back, the pictures reveal a completely reworked rear bumper. The massive black camo wrap covering the body prevents us from telling you anything specific, but at least we know it’s coming. But don’t worry. It remains true to the features that the Ghibli has always delivered.
We didn’t get to see the inside, but we wouldn’t be surprised to find a few changes in there as well. After all, it is a midlife facelift. So it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world now, would it? It’ll probably be unveiled by the end of this year and will see dealerships early next year.
The Ghibli has always been one of Maserati’s most competent models, the perfect daily driver for downtown Los Angeles, California, and a capable four-door sports car when you take it on the twisties in the hills.
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