Maserati looks to reinvent the brand in 2021

It begins with a mid-life refresh for the entire Maserati lineup.

In the past few years, Maserati has received some negative press about its build quality and reliability. Fiat Chrysler is seeking to reinvent the brand, selling more exciting cars and at a higher volume – its already been evident earlier in 2020, as we saw the release of the MC20 supercar followed by the announcement of Maserati’s upcoming V8 Trofeo variants of the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. Now, the marque has announced updates to their model range for 2021.

Powertrains are likely to remain the same for 2021 model year cars, with the same V6 from previous years and the Trofeo V8, possessing a power output of up to 433kW (580hp). Thus, the main updates to the lineup will be in the design both interior and exterior. This includes new headlights, a new grille and subtle style changes that adhere to a set design language.

All three base cars in the range – the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante – will be available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, each boasting their own unique and indicative design elements, with the GranLusso model offered with a chrome and luxurious finish, whereas the GranSport receives black trim and sportier bumpers.

The interior display in the Quattroporte and Ghibli now sits at a comfortable 10.1 inches, up from 8.4 inches on the previous display, and now houses Maserati’s new Intelligent Assistant (MIA) infotainment system. It’s basically the same as the systems found in the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango which doesn’t sound too great at first – but considering the Uconnect5 system fitted to the latter is one of the best infotainment options available on the market, the part sharing becomes irrelevant.

The Levante retains the 8.4-inch display with higher resolution graphics than the previous, and all three cars gain 7-inch instrument cluster displays with redesigned graphics. Good news for analogue fans though, as the speedometer and tachometer gauges still come with physical pointers.

Additionally – in the United States, all new Maseratis from 2021 will be shipped with SiriusXM 360L audio as standard, allowing owners to listen to over 10,000 hours of on-demand music, shows, interviews and other content.

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