27 November 2013
The new Maserati Ghibli has been awarded two prestigious and internationally recognised ratings for passive safety.
In Europe, the Ghibli has achieved a Euro NCAP five star rating with a score of 86/100, while in the Top Safety Pick ratings, issued by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), it emerged in the highest possible class for each area of safety analysed.
The Ghibli gained the Euro NCAP five star rating thanks to its numerous on-board safety systems, and scored 95% for adult protection, 79% for child protection, 74% for pedestrian protection and 81% for safety and driver assistance systems.
The Ghibli shares many of the design features of its big sister and Maserati flagship, the Quattroporte. Right from the start of the development process, technical and design solutions were chosen to satisfy the toughest international standards and achieve the highest possible level of safety, precisely with a view to winning Euro NCAP's most prestigious rating.
Thousands of hours of computer simulation went into ensuring that the Ghibli's structure conforms to the highest standards for safety. The excellence of the virtual design was then verified on production cars. Some 200 tests were performed on components and sub-systems, along with over 100 HYGE sled test simulations and more than 100 crash tests covering all possible types of collision: front, side, rear, rollover, and pedestrian impact.
The five star rating is an even greater achievement considering that since 2013 Euro NCAP introduced new test methods for evaluating child and pedestrian protection. A major accolade, the Euro NCAP rating confirms Maserati’s special commitment to all aspects of safety for all road users.
The IIHS' Top Safety Pick award was based on an analysis of four different aspects of safety (front impact, side impact, low speed rear impact and roof crush resistance). Test results are classified in four bands: Poor, Marginal, Acceptable and Good. The Maserati Ghibli emerged as 'Good' in all four areas, earning it an automatic Top Safety Pick rating
For more information on the Maserati Ghibli, please do not hesitate to contact our Maserati Sales Department on 02380 283404 or complete the form to the right of this page and we will contact you within 24 hours.