Maserati’s New SUV Announced

During all the interest surrounding the new MC20, Maserati also announced a new, mid sized entry level SUV, called the Grecale. The new model will fall under the Levante range and will compete with the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace and the Audi Q5, which have already cemented their name in the crossover world.

As it’s still very early days for model, little is known about what the specifications for the Grecale will be, but it is expected to have three options. A V6, hybrid and a full electric version will be available at launch, with the electric model sporting Maserati’s new “Folgore” badge, which translates to “lighting”, very fitting for the Tridents electric range.

The V6 engine will be lifted out of the new MC20 and built on the same subframe as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The 3.0 litre twin turbocharged powertrain, which currently tops 620bhp, but we will have to wait to see what figures the Grecale will achieve. The hybrid option will use the same 325bhp 2.0 litre petrol-electric engine Ghibli, which also uses the Stelvio’s mounting points.

With only some concept images, and behind the scenes look at the bodywork, we should expect to see the usual Maserati styling, which should make it look just like a smaller version of the Lavante, including the iconic look of the large finned front grill, with the Trident badge in the centre. The Grecale is expected to launch in 2022.

Images from autoexpress.co.uk

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