A raft of pulsating new cars are expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Auto Shanghai Show, due to be held in the Chinese metropolis later this month.
Among the hotly anticipated announcements is the new Maserati Ghibli, a vehicle set to break new ground for the iconic Italian auto maker. Boasting a sportier character compared with the larger Quattroporte, the Ghibli will come with two turbo charged 3.0 litre V6 engines, eight-speed automatic transmission and the all-new Q4 all-wheel drive system.
It is not just from Maserati that speed freaks can expect big reveals, with auto makers such as BMW, Ford and Nissan all set for a huge presence at the show.
In anticipation, Arabian Business takes a look at ten new luxury vehicles coming to the region’s showrooms in the near future.
Model: Maserati Ghibli Cost: From $65,000 When: 2014 Top speed: 300 kmph
Italian auto giant Maserati first used the Ghibli moniker in 1966 for a two-door Gran Turismo car. The 2014 model, however, will be a four-door saloon designed to rival the BMW 5-series and Jaguar XF, complete with a a pair of 3.6 litre V6 engines with 350 hp.
Full details are expected to be announced at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 21.
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