Maserati had officially arrived in Malaysia.Read the full story on Maserati arrives in Malaysia from thestar.
Naza Italia has been apppointed the sole importer and distributor for Maserati cars in Malaysia, and the official announcement was made yesterday at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.
The company, which will base its Maserati operations at the Naza Italia showroom – set to be completed next month – located next to the Naza Auto Mall in Petaling Jaya, will have the complete Quattroporte and GranTurismo model lineup available as choice.
These are of course the facelifted 400bhp classic V8-equipped Quattroporte 4.2 and the 430bhp 4.7l V8 Quattroporte S, which were unveiled at last year’s Paris Motor Show. There’s also the new Quattroporte GT S in the four-door mix, naturally.
The other range, of course, is made up of the GranTurismo and GranTurismo S models. The latter has stonking performance figures – a 4.9 sec 0-100 kmh sprint time and a 295kmh top speed, the highest ever reached by a standard production Maserati.
Plenty for the Maserati buyer to choose from, and the best part is the level of customisation available. The personalisation programme offers a combination of choices for the exterior and interior – outside, besides the range of body colours and wheels to pick from, you can even specify the colour of the brake calipers.
Inside is where the fun is though, what with a host of varied options to pick from – leather, wood and lacquer finishes, stitching, roof linings and carpets, among other things. It’s all pretty much made-to-measure.
The Naza Italia showroom will be home to a fully-equipped 4S (sales, service, spare parts and system) centre, so that’s pretty much all the bases covered where the trident is concerned. Oh, and if you need to know how much one of these babies cost – the starting price rolls in at RM1mil, and goes naturally upwards depending on the level of specification. A small price to pay for sheer artistry, no?