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The all-new Maserati Ghibli Hybrid has arrived in Australia, marking the Trident brand’s first steps into the world of electrification.

The Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati and will soon be followed by the Levante Hybrid, which had its global reveal at the recent Shanghai Motorshow. 

“The Ghibli Hybrid marks the first tangible steps in Maserati’s new era,” said Maserati’s new General Manager for Australia and New Zealand Grant Barling.

“It paves the way for a range of new products to define and distinguish a new dawn for the brand.” 

The hybrid technology exploits kinetic energy the car accumulates when in motion, recovering it and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking, and storing it in a battery. 

The battery is mounted in the rear of the car, with benefits in terms of improved weight distribution. This version weighs about 80kg less than the Diesel. 

Thanks to maximum power output of 330hp and torque of 450Nm delivered from just 1,500rpm, the new Ghibli Hybrid’s performance data is very impressive: top speed of 255km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds. 

The all-new Ghibli Hybrid has a recommended retail price of $139,990 (excluding on roads costs), while the Ghibli Hybrid GranLusso and GranSport variants start at a recommended retail price of $163,990 (excluding on road costs).