24/11/2020

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New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares up to the Porsche Macan

Maserati has revealed options for a new mid-dimensions high quality crossover, which will slot into the company’s...

Maserati has revealed options for a new mid-dimensions high quality crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Called the Maserati Grecale, it will compete against recognized rivals such as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European current market in 2022. Our exclusive image previews how it could glimpse.

The Grecale will be developed on the exact system as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be driven by the exact twin-turbocharged three.-litre V6 engine used in the recently launched MC20 supercar. General performance figures for the SUV are nevertheless to be verified – but the Nettuno engine is capable of creating 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Like the MC20, Maserati will also present the Grecale with a pure-electric powered powertrain. Electric power and torque figures for the electric powered product are nevertheless to be verified, but Maserati has prompt that the architecture will element the most up-to-date 800-volt engineering (like the Porsche Taycan) and support up to 300kW swift-charging.

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

To bridge the hole between the two extremes, Maserati will also present a assortment of electrified powertrains. Once again, specifications are unconfirmed, but just one selection offered to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine from the Ghibli, whose mounting details are compatible with the Stelvio’s system.

Maserati has set  a number of targets for the Grecale the enterprise promises it will have the finest leading speed of any SUV in its course, while also currently being the fastest accelerating, greatest managing and most roomy. Ambitiously, Maserati also options to go up against the Germans in conditions of engineering, claiming the Grecale will present the greatest in course audio procedure.

Judging by these images, the Grecale will element the typical Maserati styling cues. Up front, there’ll be a wide, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear seems to be akin to the Levante’s with a equally formed tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust procedure.

Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s new announcement on its product or service approach. The model says it will introduce thirteen new autos about the future three decades – seven of which will be unveiled right before 2022. Maserati’s revamped assortment will also incorporate a host of new hybrid versions and a substitution for the Gran Turismo.

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