Maserati has unveiled options for a new mid-sizing premium crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Referred to as the Maserati Grecale, it will compete against proven rivals this sort of as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European market in 2022. Our exclusive impression previews how it could look.
The Grecale will be built on the very same system as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be driven by the very same twin-turbocharged three.-litre V6 motor made use of in the recently launched MC20 supercar. Performance figures for the SUV are nonetheless to be verified – but the Nettuno motor is able of manufacturing 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.
Like the MC20, Maserati will also present the Grecale with a pure-electrical powertrain. Electricity and torque figures for the electrical design are nonetheless to be verified, but Maserati has recommended that the architecture will feature the hottest 800-volt know-how (like the Porsche Taycan) and support up to 300kW quick-charging.
The Grecale will also introduce a new badging framework for Maserati. From 2022, all of the company’s pure-electrical styles will have the “Folgore” suffix which, fairly fittingly, interprets from Italian into English as “lightning.”
To bridge the hole involving the two extremes, Maserati will also present a variety of electrified powertrains. Yet again, specifications are unconfirmed, but a person choice readily available to Maserati is the 325bhp two.-litre mild-hybrid petrol motor from the Ghibli, whose mounting factors are suitable with the Stelvio’s system.
Maserati has set a range of targets for the Grecale the firm statements it will have the finest leading pace of any SUV in its class, although also currently being the quickest accelerating, best dealing with and most roomy. Ambitiously, Maserati also options to go up against the Germans in phrases of know-how, claiming the Grecale will present the best in class seem program.
Judging by these photos, the Grecale will feature the normal Maserati styling cues. Up entrance, there’ll be a broad, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear seems to be akin to the Levante’s with a likewise shaped tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust program.
Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s modern announcement on its products strategy. The model claims it will introduce 13 new cars in excess of the subsequent 3 several years – 7 of which will be unveiled before 2022. Maserati’s revamped variety will also consist of a host of new hybrid styles and a substitute for the Gran Turismo.
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