Maserati Grecale To Hit The Streets
The Maserati Grecale is only weeks away from making its debut. Here we break down exactly what makes this new addition to the Maserati SUV range so exciting.
Maserati Grecale is cranking up its teaser marketing for the Grecale, which will be released later this year. On March 22nd, the business will unveil its new baby SUV, which will compete directly with the Porsche Macan as well as other luxury crossovers like the BMW X3 and Jaguar F-Pace.
Because the cladding is substantially lighter than the prototypes previously featured in our collection, these new photographs give our finest official look yet at the Maserati Grecale’s appearance. Overall, the car looks to take design influences from the bigger Levante SUV and the MC20 supercar and combine them into a mid-size SUV package.
The front end has the same wide grille as the rest of Maserati’s cars, but the back end resembles a reduced version of the Levante. The Grecale shares the same diffuser and quad-exit exhaust system as its bigger brother.
Despite its smaller size (about 4.7 metres in length), the Maserati Grecale has a similar profile to the Levante. The car will, however, straddle the gap between a classic two-box SUV and stylish coupe-SUV competitors like the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe, thanks to its sharply sloping windshield and rakish rear end.
Maserati’s characteristic tri-vent outlets can also be seen on the car’s front wings, while the headlights have a new vertical design that distinguishes them from the Levante’s horizontal units.
Platform and powertrains for the new Maserati Grecale in 2022
Maserati hasn’t revealed any details on the Grecale’s mechanicals, but we anticipate it will be built on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s underpinnings. That means it won’t need any engineering help from Peugeot or Citroen because it will be constructed entirely on the FCA-developed Giorgio platform.
The Maserati Grecale, on the other hand, will not necessarily use the Stelvio’s engine. From the start, it’ll most likely be driven by the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that powers the MC20 supercar, but performance estimates for the SUV have yet to be verified.
Maserati’s Nettuno engine can produce up to 622 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque, but we expect the V6 will be detuned for usage in the Grecale.
From 2022, all of the company’s pure-electric vehicles will be labelled with the “Folgore” suffix, which means “lightning” in Italian.
The Maserati Grecale will also offer a selection of hybrid powertrains to bridge the gap between the two extremes. Again, specs remain unknown, although Maserati has the option of using the Ghibli’s 325bhp 2.0-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine.
The Maserati Grecale has set a number of goals for the Grecale as well. It will, according to the manufacturer, have the highest top speed of any SUV in its class, as well as the fastest acceleration, best handling, and largest space. Maserati also intends to compete with the Germans in terms of technology, boasting that the Grecale would have the greatest sound system in its class.
Maserati will eventually offer the Grecale on a modified base with a pure-electric motor. The electric model’s power and torque ratings are yet to be revealed, although Maserati has previously stated that it would use 800-volt battery technology (similar to the Porsche Taycan) and enable up to 300kW quick charging.
How do you think the Grecale launch will go?