The Italian automaker is ready to grace the upcoming Chengdu Auto Show in China (starting August 25) with an important premiere – the refreshed entry-level Ghibli midsize saloon.
The four-year-old Ghibli sedan is also graced with a new moniker – it’s going to be called the Ghibli GranLusso, with this luxury sedan ready to receive subtle updates to its exterior design, as well as the interior styling. With a facelift, there’s a logical focus on the front end of the car, where we’ll find a new front bumper with chrome inserts and chrome bars in the front grille – against what previously was standard black trim. The update brings the Ghibli in line with the rest of the range – being inspired by the same features already bestowed upon the Levante SUV and the recently upgraded GranTurismo.
The rest of the car is pretty much the same – not even a new ally design – while at the rear the taillights and bumper have been subtly reworked, to the point you’ll need to be a keen observer to spot the differences. The new name is referenced by the GranLusso badge and there are also upgrades such as full LED adaptive headlights with a matrix high-beam anti-reflective system, complimented by active driver assistance systems that also bring semi-autonomous capabilities. Under the bonnet the same 345-horsepower (257-kilowatt) 3.0-liter biturbo V6 is to be found, packing 404 hp (301 kW) and AWD when the optional S performance package is selected.