The company says that the Grecale SUV has been designed to accommodate pure-combustion, hybrid and fully electric drivetrains. Last week, Maserati announced its plans to launch a range of Electric vehicles bearing the brand name Folgore, which mean “lightning” in Italian. One of the first vehicles to feature that nameplate will be the Grecale. The Grecale sits below the Levante in Maserati’s line-up of SUVs.
Maserati Grecale: Exterior Design
The Maserati Grecale follows a design language similar to that of the Levante SUV and the influence of the new MC20 is evident in its “low and imposing grille” and its silhouette.
At the rear, the boomerang taillights are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT sports coupe from 1998 which fit in with the trapezoidal lines.
The Grecale measures 4846mm long by 1670mm tall and 2163mm wide, with a wheelbase of 2901mm and shares its underpinnings with Alfa Romeo Giorgio.
Maserati Grecale: Interior
The interior and Cabin is a significant departure from outgoing Maserati models, it gets a new four-screen set-up, which is said to deliver greater digital capabilities while also allowing for a more user-friendly switchgear design.
The interior features a 12.3-inch central infotainment screen, the largest ever seen on a Maserati, an 8.8-inch display for the climate controls, and a third display for the rear seat passengers. A Sonus Faber 3D sound system is also included in the package. The Sonus Faber system comes with 14 speakers as standard at Premium level and 21 speakers on-demand at High trim level.
Maserati Grecale: Variants and Engine options
When launched, Maserati Grecale will be available in 3 variants. GT, Modena, and Trofeo. The GT variant will be powered by a four-cylinder mild-hybrid engine capable of 300 hp. The Modena will be powered by a four-cylinder mild-hybrid engine capable of 330 hp, while the powerful Trofeo will be powered by a high-performance 3.0-litre 530 hp V6 Nettuno engine found in the Maserati MC20 sportscar.
Maserati claims a 0-100kph time of 5.6 seconds for the GT variant. In the Modena, the same engine is tuned to make 330hp and 450Nm of torque, for a 0-100kph time of 5.3 seconds. In Trofeo form, Maserati claims that Grecale will accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.8 seconds and will continue accelerating till it reaches 285kmph.
Maserati Grecale: All-electric variant coming too!
Alongside the standard Grecale, Maserati also unveiled the all-electric Grecale Folgore. Maserati is keeping most of the EV-relevant specs under wraps, including range, battery size, and charging time. One thing we can say is that it will come with a 400-volt architecture, which is similar to the one used by most EVs today.
When launched, the Grecale Folgore will compete with Porsche’s upcoming Macan EV, Taycan, BMW iX, Mercedes-Benz EQE, and Audi E-Tron.