The 2014 Maserati Ghibli is now a 2013 Top Safety Pick for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Ghibli is powered by a 404hp twin-turbo V6 from Ferrari paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This four-door sedan is available in either rear or Q4 all-wheel-drive. The Ghibli, featuring coupé-like looks, is touted to be 'The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary' in the mid-size segment – as it effortlessly merges performance, style and luxury.
The accolade from the IIHS further boosts the pedigree of the Ghibli as a thoroughbred driving unit. A 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick also further boosts the Ghibli's badge as a 'top pick' among sport sedan buyers.
IIHS Top Safety Pick testing simulates a side collision with a large sports utility vehicle or pickup truck; front moderate overlap impact; roof-crush consistent with a rollover; and a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash. In each test, the Ghibli scored "good," the highest-possible rating. Likewise, Maserati covers all the customer care benchmarks: a four-year/ 50,000 mile warranty; road-side assistance; and loaner car service.
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli has started deliveries through the brand’s expanding retail networks across North America, ushering in a new period of accessibility for this legendary Italian brand all the while maintaining its iconic pedigree. The deliveries started in 2013 with the 2014 Ghibli starting with a price of $65,600. The Ghibli has a twin-turbo V6 engine capable of reaching 404 horsepower and partnered with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
It is available in either rear-wheel drive of Q4 all-wheel drive. With its coupe-like appearance, the 4-door Ghibli truly embodies its claim of being “The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary” especially in the mid-size segment by expressing the hallmark luxury, style, and performance of the brand with little or no effort. The youthful yet sporty character, an inspired design, and the use of premium materials are what differentiate the 2014 Ghibli as a pedigree that consumers expect to drive every single day.
Peter Grady, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maserati North America, Inc., said that the 2014 Maserati Ghibli signifies “a break from the ordinary in the mid-size sedan segment.” Drivers of luxury sport sedans will now be able to enjoy the performance and style that is expected from the Maserati brand and the added assurance of being the 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick, Grady adds.
The Ghibli provides improved occupant protection since it comes equipped with a 7-airbag system. The front portion of the sedan has two airbags placed inside the dashboard and steering wheel thereby concealing them from occupants.
These allow protection of the face, head and chest in the event of a severe frontal accident. There is also a knee airbag that can protect the legs of the driver and reduce the femur load in some crash situations. The hip and chest area of the front occupants are protected further with side airbags under the seat leather.