Maserati GranTurismo Launched In Malaysia From RM 738,800

The 2nd generation GranTurismo lands locally in both comfy Modena and sporty Trofeo guises. 

Following on from its international debut in late 2022, the second-generation Maserati GranTurismo has finally made its way over here to Malaysia. So datos and datins, what can you expect from your new la dolce vita lifestyle accessory?  

Well, starting on the outside first, this new Maserati grand tourer has subscribed more to the iteration rather than revolution in its design language. Such is as this new GranTurismo looks strikingly similar to the old one, but just with the face of the new MC20 supercar grafted onto it. But with its predecessor being arguably one of the best looking GT cars out there, it could be said that there was no real need to change the formula much. 

The irony here however is that while the main differences on its exterior aesthetic to its predecessor stems largely from its new Cofango clamshell bonnet bookended by vertically-oriented LED headlights and some new staggered alloy wheel designs (20-inch up front and 21-inches behind), this second-generation GranTurismo actually shares no body panels with the old car. A fact that is only made more obvious when considering under the skin of this Maserati GT is a base that is somewhat related to the Alfa Romeo Giulia, with it also to be featuring a twin-turbocharged V6 instead of the old Ferrari-derived V8. 

Though while the old shrieker of a Ferrari V8 will be missed, the Nettuno six-pot that drives all four wheels of this GranTurismo via an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission does more than compensate in the sound and power department. And this is especially true with the Trofeo variant, which with its 550 hp and 650 Nm of torque being more than capable of rocketing this GT to the century sprint in just 3.5 seconds, before barrelling its way to 320 km/h. 

For those who prefer something a little bit less lairy meanwhile, the more cushy Modena has also been launched locally. This particular variant sees for its Nettuno twin-turbo V6 to only output 490 hp and 600 Nm of torque, which in turn brings the century sprint time and top speed up to 3.9 seconds and down to 300 km/h from the Trofeo. 

As for those who prefer something more eco-friendly on the other hand, there will soon be the Folgore flavour of the GranTurismo in due course too. This tri-motored variant that will be launched internationally later this year has been hinted to pack a mighty 760 PS, with this thereby translating to a blistering 0-100 km/h time of just 2.7 seconds and a mighty 325 km/h top speed. 

In just rounding up the technical specs of this GranTurismo, this Maserati boasts standard-fit air suspension and Brembo brakes on all four corners. Hustling this grand tourer through the turns should also be made much more enjoyable thanks to its new Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM) software, while the intercontinental jaunts should be made that little bit easier thanks to its suite of advance driver assistance tech on board.

Moving along inside now, the GranTurismo has been brought bang up to date through the fitment of a litany of screens on its dashboard. These include a two-stage infotainment system consisting of a 12.3-inch central touchscreen (with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration) and a separate 8.8-inch panel for the climate control system, a 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a digital display in place of the traditionally analogue clock. 

Maserati is keen to highlight too that available with the GranTurismo is a 1,195 W Sonus Faber 19-speaker surround sound system, that serves as an upgrade over the 860 W 14-speaker standard setup. Though perhaps what is most impressive regarding the cabin of this GT is also to not be most obvious from the spec sheet, and that is for it to actually be capable of comfortably fitting four adults within its sleek silhouette. 

The Maserati GranTurismo lands in Malaysia with the Trofeo being priced at RM 878,800, while the Modena lists for RM738,800 before local duties and taxes, customisation options, and insurance. The price includes 3 years of Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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