The Grecale is now the entry-level model in Maserati’s lineup.
Maserati is at a very crucial point in its history. On one hand, the brand is readying for an all-electric future with the Forglore program. On the other hand, the all-new MC20 is bringing the iconic nameplate back to the supercar fight. But while that is well and good, the model that will help fund most of this is the Grecale. It’s an SUV that slots under the Levante in the lineup and will go up against the likes of the Porsche Macan.
Maserati Grecale: Styling
Maserati hasn’t just shrunk down the Levante’s design into the Grecale, but rather used it as an inspiration. The front gets a bold grille with the Maserati Trident sitting proudly in the middle and large air vents on either side. The side profile reveals a sloping roofline that flows into the rear where there are LED taillights joined by a chrome strip.
Overall, the Grecale looks very athletic and quite sporty in the Trofeo trim (yellow). There are two other variants on offer – GT and Modena. The GT (brown) is the entry-level variant while the Modena (white) sits in the middle.
Maserati Grecale: Interior
Inside, there’s a well-appointed interior with a plethora of screens. There’s two 12.3-inch displays making up the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment screen and there is an 8.8-inch display below the infotainment screen as well.
Maserati Grecale: Powertrains
The top-spec Trofeo model is powered by a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 (borrowed from the MC20) which produces 523bhp, 620Nm and is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels. 100kmph comes up in a brisk 3.8 seconds from a standstill and the Trofeo can go on to a top speed of 285kmph.
Maserati will also offer a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid tech on the GT and Modena variants and there will also be an all-electric Forglore model added to the lineup in 2023.
Maserati Grecale: Price and Rivals
While not confirmed for India, the Grecale could prove to be a great addition to Maserati’s lineup in a country that loves its SUVs. If it does make it here, we expect it to be priced between Rs 90 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore. At that price, it will rival sporty SUVs like the Porsche Macan and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe.