• Maserati South Africa has a busy year, with several new model launches on the cards.
• The Italian carmaker will first introduce a hybrid version of its Ghibli sedan.
• The rest of the line-up is focused on performance with a trio of Trofeo models.
• A brand new sports car, the MC20, is also set to make its debut.
Maserati South Africa is ready to accelerate into 2021 with a line-up of new models, headlined by the new MC20 sports car.
The first model to makes its local debut this year is the Ghibli Hybrid and the local arm of the company says it will "kick start a brand new era".
"It is only fitting that the Ghibli Hybrid is the first new model from Maserati to be launched in South Africa. It combines petrol and electric power, which is significant for the future of our brand, and South Africa was host to the hybrid testing mules during their hot weather testing cycle," says Nagesh Naidoo, the dealer principal of Maserati Johannesburg.
Following the introduction of the Hybrid, Maserati will shift its focus to high performance cars, with the launch of a complete range of Trofeo models.
The Ghibli Trofeo and the larger Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with the same Ferrari-sourced V8 engine with 433kW delivered through the rear wheels. Both models will offer a top speed of 326km/h.
Following the launch of the Trofeo range, the Italian carmaker's focus will shift to the MC20 super sports car.
The MC20 will make its global debut in mid-2021 and will arrive in South Africa towards the end of the year, the local dealer says.
Maserati Johannesburg placed the first South African orders shortly after the model's global reveal in Modena, Italy, in September 2020.
The MC20 – for Maserati Corse –. It features a new 463kW V6 engine, made by Maserati, and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of only 2.9 seconds.
This model was voted the World’s Most Beautiful Supercar at the 2021 Festival Automobile International. The Johannesburg dealership is situated in Maserati House, Bryanston Boulevard.