Maserati unveiled the Grecale midsize SUV, the Stellantis brand’s rival to the Porsche Macan and BMW X3, including an all-electric version in 2023. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant.
The Grecale is named after a northeasterly Mediterranean wind, following a long-standing Maserati tradition.
Grecale is the Trident brand’s fullest range ever. A wide spectrum of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, next year, it will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history.
The Grecale’s most powerful version, badged Trofeo, has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine based on the Nettuno engine used on Maserati’s MC20 sports car. It has 523 hp and a peak torque of 620 newton meters (457 pounds-feet). Cylinder deactivation is used to reduce fuel consumption. The SUV will also be offered with a choice of two 2.0-liter, four-cylinder mild-hybrids with 296 hp on the GT version and with 325 hp on the Modena version. Both have a peak torque of 450 newton meters. The mild-hybrid engines use a 48-volt battery, a belt-starter generator, and an e-booster.
Air suspension is standard on the top-spec Trofeo and optional on the rest of the model range. The air-sprung versions come with adjustable height, with six preset modes, including a 30mm lift in off-road mode, and a 30mm drop in parking mode to aid entry and exit.
The cabin is fitted with the traditional Maserati clockface that transforms into an in-car concierge, courtesy of voice control. A new 12.3” central screen, is the largest ever seen in a Maserati, another 8.8” display for the extra controls and a third for the passengers in the rear seats. The car features the immersive Sonus faber 3D sound system that provides an all-round sound experience. The Sonus faber system – as standard at Premium level – includes 14 speakers, or 21 speakers on demand at High Premium level. The engineers at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena have collaborated with Dardust, an Italian songwriter, record producer and pianist, to design the in-car sound.
An all-electric Grecale Folgore is being readied for production next year. The first all-electric Maserati will feature a 105-kilowatt-hour battery and deliver up to 800 newton meters of torque. It will have a 400-volt architecture, which is currently used by most battery-electric cars. The Grecale Folgore will also feature a unique color palette for the rest of the line-up, created based on the Northern Lights. Discover Opulent Club on Apple news
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