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Maserati Shows First Images of the Grecale, Its New Crossover

Autoweek logo Autoweek 2/19/2021 Wes Raynal
a blurry photo of a busy city street: Maserati is showing first images of its new crossover, the Grecale, and prototype testing is underway. © Maserati Maserati is showing first images of its new crossover, the Grecale, and prototype testing is underway.
  • A prototype of Maserati’s new crossover, the Grecale, has been photographed outside the Maserati plant in Modena.
  • The Grecale is smaller than the Levante.
  • Prototype testing is underway and the crossover goes on sale“before the end” of the year, the company said.

A prototype of Maserati’s new crossover, the Grecale, has been photographed outside the Maserati plant in Modena. Employees were the ones who actually photographed the crossover, and the company thought what the heck, let’s release the pics for public consumption.

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Grecale prototype testing is happening right now, including on road, off road, and on the track. The Grecale is positioned below the Levante, aimed primarily the Porsche Macan and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It’s possible the Grecale uses some Alfa Romeo Stelvio parts, since both are being built at the Cassino plant.

The Grecale is part of the brand’s electrification strategy, announced more than a year ago, calling for hybrid and electric models to join the range. The Ghibli sedan kicks off the electrification strategy, and is on sale now, just not here. We do expect the Grecale hybrid to be sold in the US.

a blurry image of a car: The Grecale slots in below the Levante. © Maserati The Grecale slots in below the Levante.

Maserati is calling the battery-electric versions of its cars Folgore, meaning lightning in Italian. Details of the battery-electric Folgore version of the Grecale aren’t out quite yet, but we expect Maserati to use a version of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 as the starting point. The Grecale might get a Trofeo version as well, with a 3.8-liter V8 underhood.

Next year we expect to see the redesigned Levante.

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