Maserati has introduced the Grecale compact premium crossover, which has become the Italian brand’s second production SUV after the Levante. The novelty, named after the strong Mediterranean wind Gregal, will compete with the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
In the initial modifications of the GT and Modena, the crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine, working on the “moderate hybrid” technology, along with a starter-generator and a 48-volt on-board electrical system. In the first case, the motor produces 300 hp, and in the second, the output is increased to 330 horsepower (the maximum torque for both modifications is 450 Nm).
Regardless of the version, the crossover is equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The Maserati Grecale in the “junior” modification of the GT is capable of gaining “hundred” in 5.6 seconds, and in the more powerful Modena version – in 5.3 seconds.
As for the top version of the Trofeo, it was equipped with a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which previously debuted on the MC20 supercar. The unit, which used Formula 1 technology, develops 530 hp. and 620 Nm, available in the range of 3000-5500 rpm. This motor allows the crossover to accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds. The declared maximum speed is 285 km per hour.
Later, the model will have a modification called Folgore (translated from Italian – “Lightning”), which will be equipped with a fully electric power plant.
A feature of the interior of the novelty was the minimum number of physical buttons and analog switches. Most functions are controlled using a central 12.3-inch touch screen, under which there is another 8.8-inch screen responsible for the climate control and other comfort system settings.
European sales of the new Maserati Grecale will begin before the end of the first half of 2022, and then the model will reach other regions. Prices will be announced later.
Source: Auto News