Maserati didn’t bring any new vehicles to the Geneva auto show, but it did outfit its whole line in matte black and added Nerissimo Editions of the Ghibili, Quattroporte and Levante to its luxury Italian fleet. Black chrome is used for the grille frame, trident, side vents, trunk and Maserati badge. Black grille bars, door handles, exhaust tips and window trim complete the package.
Inside, the Nerissimo cars receive minor changes. The Ghibili gets heated sport seats and steering wheel with dark mirror trim. Carbon fiber and piano black are available, as well as tinted windows and a power rear sunshade. The Quattroporte gets either carbon or piano black trim, a new rearview camera with grid lines, a power trunklid, Homelink and keyless entry that extends to the rear doors. The Levante SUV gets heated sport seats, four-zone climate control and power foot pedals.
The company did make some news at the show. It’s GranLusso (luxury) and GranSport (sport) trims will now be available across the range as opposed to just in the Quattroporte. Maserati brought a Ghibli S Q4 GranLusso in white with 20-inch Urano diamond wheels and an Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior with red leather. It was flanked by a Quattroporte GranLusso in blue with beige leather and wood inserts, and a GranCabrio MC in white with 20-inch wheels, black brake calipers, leather and synthetic suede.
New to the range of sedans and SUVs is electronic power steering, which facilitates new safety functions like highway assist, lane keeping and blind spot detection. But don’t worry, Maserati says this improves comfort and handling yet retains the “excellent maneuverability typical of every Maserati.”
The model year 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio also got a gentle restyling, an interior upgrade and a new driver interface and infotainment system.