24/10/2020

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New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares up to the Porsche Macan

Maserati has uncovered ideas for a new mid-sizing quality crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up...

Maserati has uncovered ideas for a new mid-sizing quality crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Named the Maserati Grecale, it will contend in opposition to proven rivals this kind of as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European current market in 2022. Our special impression previews how it could look.

The Grecale will be developed on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.-litre V6 engine utilized in the recently introduced MC20 supercar. Performance figures for the SUV are however to be confirmed – but the Nettuno engine is capable of developing 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Like the MC20, Maserati will also give the Grecale with a pure-electric powered powertrain. Power and torque figures for the electric powered model are however to be confirmed, but Maserati has advised that the architecture will element the most current 800-volt technological innovation (like the Porsche Taycan) and assist up to 300kW speedy-charging.

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

To bridge the gap concerning the two extremes, Maserati will also give a vary of electrified powertrains. Once again, requirements are unconfirmed, but just one choice readily available to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.-litre delicate-hybrid petrol engine from the Ghibli, whose mounting factors are compatible with the Stelvio’s platform.

Maserati has set  a quantity of targets for the Grecale the organization statements it will have the biggest prime velocity of any SUV in its class, even though also staying the fastest accelerating, ideal handling and most roomy. Ambitiously, Maserati also ideas to go up in opposition to the Germans in terms of technological innovation, boasting the Grecale will give the ideal in class audio program.

Judging by these illustrations or photos, the Grecale will element the usual 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 formed tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust program.

Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s recent announcement on its products strategy. The manufacturer suggests it will introduce 13 new vehicles above the subsequent three decades – seven of which will be unveiled ahead of 2022. Maserati’s revamped vary will also include things like a host of new hybrid designs and a substitution for the Gran Turismo.

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