These are the first spy shots with the upcoming Maserati Ghibli, taken in northern Sweden.

The Italian company revealed earlier this year they plan on adding two new models to their lineup in the future. The first one will be a crossover called Levante, while the other is a baby Quattroporte with the Ghibli moniker.

The spy photos show a prototype camouflaged as an old Quattroporte but upon closer inspection we can tell the car is shorter, especially when looking at the rear doors. Codenamed "M157", Ghibli could be based on a modified Chrysler 300 chassis and get a lot of Chrysler tech.

Power will most likely come from a turbo version of the Pentastar 3.5-liter V6 unit with an output of approximately 375 hp (280 kW) - 400 hp (298 kW). Maserati will also offer the Ferrari-made V8 engine offered in the new Quattroporte where it produces 523 hp (390 kW). These two engines will be connected to an 8-speed transmission from ZF.

The Maserati Ghibli will be revealed sometime next year.

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