The four-door Maserati Ghibli was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, and it was upgraded continuously both in terms of aesthetic and performance factors. In its quest to lower the emissions, Maserati dared to offer it with a turbodiesel engine as well. In 2020 it started to sell the Ghibli with a mild-hybrid powertrain that promised to increase its fuel-efficiency.
The hybrid version of the Ghibli was visually different when compared to its brothers. The main ingredient was the light blue color that enhanced the side vents on the front fenders, the brake calipers, and the oval that enclosed the Trident on the C-pillar. The grille featured a different design with ten slats but curved as a trident fork (an instrument for tuning acoustic instruments).
Inside, the Ghibli Hybrid was fitted with the best amenities available in the Maserati storage. The instrument cluster featured a TFT color display between the speedometer and the tachometer. The infotainment system featured a big touch-screen on the center stack. The interior door panels featured blue stitches, but the car's sporty character was not left aside, and carbon-fiber trims were installed on the center console.
The powertrain consisted of a twin-turbo 2.0-liter engine and an electric motor. It was mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.