The brand’s second SUV, the Maserati Grecale, is all set to make its global debut. Maserati confirms that the Grecale will be a sub-Levante SUV, which will be positioned lower in Maserati’s SUV hierarchy.
Maserati’s second SUV, the Grecale, will make its first appearance on November 16 in Milan, Italy. The Grecale will be positioned below Maserati’s flagship SUV, the Levante.
For now, Maserati has only teased the Grecale’s exterior, and there is no official word (or picture) on its interior and mechanical specifications.
While the information regarding the SUV is quite limited at the moment, we know that the Grecale will be underpinned by the same FCA’s Giorgio platform that is the base of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The Maserati Grecale is expected to debut with three engine options. The lower variants are expected to have a 2.0-litre inline-four cylinder engine, while the mid-variants are likely to feature a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, which is also offered with the Stelvio.
The top-spec Maserati Grecale could possibly get the 3.0-litre turbocharged 'Nettuno' V6. This powerplant is currently on offer with the Maserati MC20 and puts out 621bhp at 7,500rpm and 730Nm at 3,000rpm. If offered with the Maserati Grecale, the Nettuno V6 will be slightly detuned.
Moving to the exterior, the teaser images that were released in the first half of 2021 confirmed that the Grecale will largely exhibit SUV-coupe like styling. We suspect the design bits will follow the likes of the Grecale’s elder sibling, the Levante, but in a more modern up-to-date manner. All these assumptions will be put to rest once the 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV breaks cover a few weeks from now.