2015 Maserati India Prices (ex-showroom) –
Maserati Ghibli – Rs. 1,10,00,000/-
Quattroporte Diesel – Rs. 1,50,00,000/-
GranTourismo – Rs. 1,80,00,000/-
Quattroporte GTS – Rs. 2,20,00,000/-
Lovers of pizza, finely stitched shoes and Ferrari rejoice, the Italians have just given you another reason to be happy about as Maserati has just made its official entry in India for the second time. Having made a silent exit in the country some years ago, Ferrari’s sister brand is back in the country with a bang and have a new found growth strategy to make its operations successful. Bringing its ostentatiously beautiful cars, Maserati is offering four models in India including the GranTurismo, GranCabrio, Quattroporte and its newest Ghibli that will be brought down as a Completely Built Unit (CBU).
To begin with, Maserati’s most affordable offering is the Ghibli that is being offered only with a diesel heart. The four-door luxury sedan uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 275 HP of power and 570 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via the 8-speed automatic transmission. The torquey motor is no slouch and is capable of doing the 0-100 kmph sprint in 6.3 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250 kmph.
Next up is the Maserati Quattroporte diesel that also uses a 3.0-litre V6 unit tuned to produce 275 HP and does the 0-100 kmph run in 6.4 seconds. The Quattroporte petrol is being offered in three variants including the S, S Q4 and GTS. The range-topping Quattroporte GTS uses a 3.8-litre V8 motor producing 530 HP of power and is paired to an 8-speed autobox. The four-door Quattroporte GTS is capable of doing the 0-100 kmph in 4.7 seconds and primarily competes against the Porsche Panamera in the segment.
Moving to the coupes, the Maserati GranCabrio is two-seater sports tourer that will make you want for the sun to shine more often than ever. The convertible uses a 4.7-litre V8 naturally aspirated heart tuned to churn out 460 HP of power and is available in different variants including Sport, MC and MC Centennial Edition. The GranTourismo is the smaller convertible in comparison and uses the same 4.8-litre V8 that produces 405 HP. The cabriolet is available four variants comprising of Sport, MC Stradale and MC Centennial Edition.
If you plan to get your hands on of these exotic Italian beauties, you will have to head on to AMP Supercars in Delhi, Jubilant Autoworks in Bangalore and Bagga Luxury Motorcars in Mumbai. The good thing is these dealerships also come with a dedicated service station that will allow peaceful ownership for new and existing customers. Maserati is also considering to open dealerships in Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad in the future to make things easier.