The covers have come off the 2016 Maserati Quattroporte, heralding a mild exterior update but with a more comprehensive rework of interior and safety systems.
The restyle sees a new front bumper with revised intakes joined by a more chiselled grille with strong vertical bars, behind which active grille-shutters operate to maximise cooling and aerodynamic efficiency.
At the rear the Quattroporte wears a new rear bumper, with subtle styling revisions, new reflectors, and reworked badging on the boot lid.
The sharper new face brings the Quattroporte into line with the styling themes of the recently unveiled Levante SUV.
Interior revisions focus on a new high resolution 8.4 inch touchscreen with multi-touch control, new climate control panel, and new storage drawer, harmoniously grouped in a more cohesive centre stack.
Two new optionally available trim trim levels will also be available across the range, with the GranSport delivering 21-inch alloy wheels, sports profiled bumpers, more sculpted front and rear seats, stainless steel pedal, a sports setting wheel and piano black interior highlights.
The GranLusso specification brings 20-inch wheels, Radica wood on the dash and steering wheel, extended keyless entry and an Ermenegildo Zegna Edition trimmed interior, featuring patented silk inlays on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors.
Available powertrains include the Quattroporte powered by a 3.0 litre twin turbo V6 available 260kW, and a high-output 305kW version for the Quattroporte S.
The Quattroporte Diesel produces 205kw and 600Nm from a 3.0 litre turbo diesel V6 and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.
At the top of the range the Quattroporte GTS is powered by a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8, generating 395kW and 710Nm, able to sprint to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. All engines are backed by an eight-speed automatic.
The updated Maserati Quattroporte range is expected to arrive in Australia later this year, with final pricing and specifications for the local market to be revealed closer to launch.