Maserati launches the iconic new GranTurismo in the UAE

It is offered in two trims with a new V6 engine with an EV version set to debut soon

Maserati’s current UAE line-up comprised a couple of SUVs, a couple of sedans and a supercar but no grand tourer – a car that resonates most with the brand courtesy of Maserati’s long history of producing the most stylish grand tourers. But now, that gap has been filled up as Maserati brought back its iconic GranTurismo nameplate to life with updated looks, modern interiors and a new engine.

Al Tayer Motors, the UAE’s official Maserati importer-dealer, launched the new second-generation GranTurismo in Dubai. The Cornea Impression was invited to attend the grand launch. Hamdy Elshantoury, General Manager at Maserati Middle East and Africa said: “The return of the icon, the new GranTurismo, marks a triumphant comeback for Maserati, blending heritage with innovation, embodying the Brand’s commitment to luxury performance. More than a car, it is a lifestyle, designed to exceed expectations and setting a new standard in the automotive world.”

The new Maserati GranTurismo has been launched in two variants – Modena and Trofeo with an all-electric Folgore variant expected to be launched in the coming months. The emission norms forced Maserati to drop its thunderous V8 engine from the first-gen and replace it with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 Nettuno engine seen previously on the MC20 supercar. However, in the GranTurismo, the V6 Nettuno engine produces over 480hp in base Modena trim and over 540hp in top-spec Trofeo trim. The starting price for the Modena trim has been rated at AED 689,000/-.

The first-generation GranTurismo had spectacular looks that was loved by all and Maserati addressed the same by keeping the similar design and only adding a few modern elements. The headlight and taillights are sleeker, all-new and all-LED units. The grille now aligns with the rest of the Maserati family of cars, specifically the MC20. The side fenders continue to retain the three signature vents.

The interior is an entirely new affair with Maserati incorporating its new modern design theme within the GranTursimo. The cabin has a minimalist yet elegant look with screens replacing dials and buttons inside. The gear lever gets replaced by a four-button-unit that sits between the two screens on the centre console. Premium leather adorns all touchpoints throughout the cabin and customers can spec the centre console to be equipped with brushed carbon fibre as well. The signature Maserati clock gets digitised and can be programmed to show numerous things such as time, g force meter and even how much pedal force is being applied.

Because the car is longer and wider than its predecessor, the new Maserati GranTurismo gets two proper rear seats at the back. Maserati has also used a mixture of aluminium and steel alloys to keep the car lighter and the lightweight Nettuno engine further helps its case.

Interested customers can view the new Maserati GranTurismo Modena and Trofeo versions through Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms in the UAE.

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