Maserati has finally revealed the Grecale, the second SUV to don the Trident brand’s illustrious badge. Billed as an SUV that strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, the Italian marque says the Grecale guarantees uncompromising driving pleasure and off-road capabilities.
Produced at Maserati’s Cassino plant, the Grecale is available with an “extremely” wide range of engine options. These include an internal-combustion engine, a hybrid arrangement and an all-electric powertrain, which will be added to the line-up in a year. The battery-powered model will be the first electric SUV in Maserati’s history.
Powered by a four-cylinder mild-hybrid unit, the Grecale GT is endowed with 224 kW. The Modena variant’s mild-hybrid four-pot produces 243 kW. The most powerful of the trio, the Trofeo is equipped with a “high-performance” 3.0-litre V6 engine. The Nettuno motor, also fitted to the MC20, churns out 390 kW for a claimed zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 285 km/h. The all-electric model, the Folgore, will feature 400 V tech.
Outside, the Grecale’s design embraces the firm’s new visual symbol. The front end features a low and imposing grille. ‘Round back, the taillamps, inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT, fit in with the trapezoidal limes. The side profile, Maserati says, forms a notable contrast between purity and technique.
Inside, the cabin is fitted with a 12.3-inch centre display, an 8.8-inch unit, and an additional item for the rear passengers. In addition, the now-digital Maserati clockface transforms into an in-car concierge, courtesy of voice control. The in-car experience is managed by the firm’s Intelligent Assistant Multimedia system (MIA).