After a series of teasers, Maserati has finally unveiled its brand-new compact SUV, the Grecale. The Maserati Grecale SUV will be available in both fossil fuel and electric variants, with the latter scheduled for launch in 2023.
The electric SUV will be launched under the Folgore brand (Italian for lightning), and will be kept separate from the parent company Stellantis’ EV-specific platforms. The Grecale will be the first of many EV offerings from the company, keeping in line with its aim to becoming an all-electric brand by 2030.
Design-wise, Maserati describes Grecale as “cosmopolitan and modern,” and we couldn’t agree more. The SUV features smooth lines all over its bodywork. At the front, Maserati’s iconic trident is unmissable, while the ‘Folgore’ brand name can be seen on the driver-side front wing. The rear features boomerang tail-lights, which seems inspired by its cousin, the Giugiaro 3200 GT.
On the inside, the Grecale SUV uses beige and brown leather. Feature-list-wise, there’s a split infotainment system, powered by Maserati’s intelligent multimedia system, as well as an all-digital driver display. Additionally, you get a Sonus 3D sound system that includes 14 or 21 speakers, depending on the variant.
As we mentioned earlier, apart from the all-electric option Maserati will offer the Grecale with three different motors: the Maserati Grecale GT, which will be powered by a four-cylinder hybrid engine, making 300PS of power. Then there’s the Maserati Grecale Modena, packing a 4-cylinder mild-hybrid setup, producing 330PS of power, and the Maserati Grecale Trofeo which will come with a high-performance 3.0-litre V6 motor, churning out 530PS of power.
In terms of dimensions, the Grecale measures 4,846mm and 2,163mm in width. For comparison, it is longer than the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster and wider than the Kia Carnival.
However, at this moment, it is unclear if Maserati will bring the Grecale SUV to India. Stay tuned for updates.