Spied: Maserati prepares updated Ghibli

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Maserati Ghibli spotted with covered front end

Since the arrival of the Ghibli, Maserati has been consistently selling over 10,000 cars per year. Now three years old, the Italian luxury automaker's best-seller is due for a refresh. Our spies have snapped photos of the updated Ghibli out in the snow with a well hidden front end.

With a front fascia that covered, it hints that there are extensive changes to the updated Ghibli. With the reveal of the Levante crossover, Maserati's E-Segment fighter might get a similar treatment. A strip of cover might also hide a pair of ports that feed air into the engine. With the Ghibli line being turbocharged, Maserati may have tweaked the vehicle's cooling system.

On to its side, it carries over largely unchanged from the current model. It retains the three vents on the fender, a design signature it received from its bigger brother, the Quattroporte. The cover on the rear bumper also hints changes made to the panel as well. While there are no interior shots at the moment, expect minor changes at the very least for the Ghibli. It might also get an updated infotainment system.

There is currently no word regarding the updated Ghibli's engines. Powering the current model is a pair of V6 engines, one gas and one diesel. The gas unit is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged unit that starts with 350 PS, all the way to 410 PS. For the diesel, it too is a 3.0-liter mill available with either 250 PS or 275 PS. It is currently unknown if these engines will receive a minor power bump.

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