Maserati revises Quattroporte flagship

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Maserati Quattroporte GranLusso

Maserati has updated its Quattroporte model, restyling the exterior, upgrading the interior and adding more features, together with a new range structure.

The refresh, applied three and a half years after the four-door luxury saloon went on sale, applies to versions of the car now on sale.

Exterior changes include a bolder, more pointed front grille emphasising the shark-nose look, matt black on the bumper and side skirts. More than cosmetic is the electrically adjustable air shutter, mounted in the grille between the air vents and the radiator to more precisely control temperatures. It also aids a drag reduction programme, Maserati saying that the new Quattroporte is 10 per cent improved in aerodynamics.

Most noticeable on the inside is a high-resolution 8.4-inch touchscreen, integrated into the front console with the climate control and boasting controls for the new infortainment system which includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone integration.

More technology is available on the options list in the form of driver aids – Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking can be specified, along with a.n additional new Surround View Camera.

Standard on all cars is now an Air Quality Sensor, that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.

GranLusso is one of the new trim levels on the Quattroporte

GranLusso is one of the new trim levels.

The launch of the new Quattroporte, regarded as Maserati’s flagship, also sees the addition of two new trim options, GranLusso and GranSport, offered on Quattroporte Diesel and Quattroporte S models and the only choice on the range-topping GTS V8 variant.

As the names suggest GranLusso is pitched at extra luxury, with such features as bespoke exterior detailing and patented silk fabric on the seats, headliner and sun visors, along with wood inserts.
GranSport offers a more aggressive exterior look, extending to gloss black finishes and red brake calipers, sports seats and a steering wheel trimmed in carbon fibre or leather, along with piano black and stainless steel detailing.

Order books are open for the new Quattroporte line-up, prices ranging from £70,510 to £115,980.

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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