June 7, 2023

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New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares up to the Porsche Macan

Maserati has disclosed strategies for a new mid-dimension premium crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Identified as the Maserati Grecale, it will compete in opposition to established rivals these kinds of as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European market place in 2022. Our unique impression previews how it could glance.

The Grecale will be developed on the identical platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be powered by the identical twin-turbocharged 3.-litre V6 motor utilized in the not long ago introduced MC20 supercar. Functionality figures for the SUV are nonetheless to be confirmed – but the Nettuno motor is able of making 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Like the MC20, Maserati will also give the Grecale with a pure-electric powered powertrain. Ability and torque figures for the electric powered model are nonetheless to be confirmed, but Maserati has recommended that the architecture will attribute the most current 800-volt technologies (like the Porsche Taycan) and support up to 300kW speedy-charging.

The Grecale will also introduce a new badging construction for Maserati. From 2022, all of the company’s pure-electric powered models will carry the “Folgore” suffix which, alternatively fittingly, translates from Italian into English as “lightning.”

To bridge the hole concerning the two extremes, Maserati will also give a array of electrified powertrains. Once again, specs are unconfirmed, but one solution available to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.-litre gentle-hybrid petrol motor from the Ghibli, whose mounting points are suitable with the Stelvio’s platform.

Maserati has set  a range of targets for the Grecale the corporation promises it will have the biggest top rated pace of any SUV in its class, even though also remaining the fastest accelerating, very best managing and most roomy. Ambitiously, Maserati also strategies to go up in opposition to the Germans in conditions of technologies, professing the Grecale will give the very best in class audio procedure.

Judging by these visuals, the Grecale will attribute the regular Maserati styling cues. Up front, there’ll be a wide, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear appears to be like akin to the Levante’s with a in the same way shaped tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust procedure.

Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s new announcement on its product tactic. The brand name states it will introduce thirteen new autos about the up coming three many years – 7 of which will be unveiled prior to 2022. Maserati’s revamped array will also consist of a host of new hybrid models and a substitution for the Gran Turismo.

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