Naza Italia has announced the arrival of the facelifted Maserati GranTurismo in Malaysia. The four-seater grand tourer, which gets a small set of revisions for 2018, goes on sale here in its MC (Maserati Corse) form.

Exterior changes are led by a revised front bumper with a new hexagonal-shaped front grille inspired by the Alfieri concept. The lower air ducts have also been redesigned, now further separated from the front splitter, and the car also features restyled headlights.

The units maintain the same profile and LED/bi-Xenon functionality, but the internals are new – changes include reshaped LED DRLs, grooved housing in the Xenon lamp areas and the inclusion of a Maserati inscription in low relief.

At the back, there’s a new bumper with a twofold layout – there’s a new central diffuser and a pronounced rear lip spoiler to be found, and a new parking camera also finds its way on as part of the update.

Power is provided by a Ferrari-sourced 4.7 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine, which puts out 460 hp at 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm, the power being put to the rear wheels via a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a 301 km/h top speed.

Inside, the 2018 update introduces a more sculptured design in the passenger area of the dashboard, with new stitched leather finishes to be found, along with Poltrona Frau leather upholstery for the individual seats. Eight interior colours and five interior trim options are available, from carbon fibre to black piano and walnut briarwood.

The design of the centre console has also been revised, and now features a double rotary dial next to the gear lever. The driving modes button cluster has also been repositioned, now in front of the gear lever. Other new items include a Harman Kardon Premium sound system, a new Maserati clock design and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

Sixteen exterior colours are available for the 2018 model year GranTurismo MC, including a brand new three-layer shade called Blu Assoluto, and there’s no shortage of wheel choices either – a range of 14 light alloy wheels in six designs, one of which is in forged aluminium, are on the list, and an exterior carbon package is also offered as well.

Pricing for the Maserati GranTurismo MC starts from RM717,800 (without local taxes and duties), and the grand tourer comes with a five-year, no mileage restriction standard warranty plus a free five-year/100,000 km maintenance programme (inclusive of a three-year/60,000 km Maserati Premium Service Plus package), whichever comes first.

We’ve driven the Maserati GranTurismo (and GranCabrio) – read our Italian test drive report of the grand tourer.