Maserati reveals all-new Grecale with 2.0L mild-hybrid turbo and twin-turbo V6
After a lengthy teaser campaign, Maserati has officially revealed its latest crossover. Say hello to the 2023 Maserati Grecale.
Slotting below the much larger Levante, the all-new Grecale serves is the brand's compact luxury crossover that strikes a right balance between “versatility, elegance, performance, and innovation”. The Maserati Grecale is set to take on the likes of the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 with its range of turbocharged powertrains.
Starting with its exterior, the Grecale features Maserati's latest design language. The front gets a distinct pair of LED headlights that are complemented by the brand's signature grille and Trident logo. Depending on the variant you're getting, the Grecale can choose from the standard 19-inch wheels, the larger 20-inch set, and the largest at 21-inches.
Around the back, Maserati gave the Grecale L-shaped wraparound LED taillights inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT. It also comes with a tailgate spoiler and a stylish rear apron complete with a diffuser.
Size-wise, the Grecale measures 4846mm long, 1979mm wide, and 1670mm tall. It also has a generous wheelbase of 2901mm, just 103mm short of the Levante's wheelbase. Maserati claims that despite being smaller than the Levante, there's plenty of legroom for the rear passengers inside the Grecale.
Moving inside, the Grecale is the latest Maserati to come with multiple displays. Both the touchscreen infotainment screen and the instrument cluster measure 12.3-inches, while the display for the climate control comes in at 8-inches. Also digital is the clock on the center dashboard. This signifies a break from tradition as all Maseratis of the past comes with a physical clock.
Other available features present inside the crossover include; voice control, full-leather upholstery with contrast stitching, a Sonus Faber 3D surround sound system that's available with 14 or 21 speakers, a panoramic sunroof, and LED ambient lighting.
There will be a total of 3 versions available at launch. First up is the GT which comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged mild-hybrid inline-four that puts out 300 PS with 450 Nm of torque. Next is the Modena which packs a slightly more powerful 2.0-liter mild-hybrid turbo that produces 330 PS. Torque remains the same at 450 Nm.
The most powerful version is the Trofeo. Instead of a four-cylinder under the hood, the Grecale Trofeo packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 derived from the flagship MC20 sports car. It generates a hefty 530 PS along with a meaty 620 Nm of torque. This allows the SUV to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 285 km/h. All Grecale models are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the Trofeo benefitting from all-wheel drive.
In the future, the Grecale range will be joined by the Folgore, an all-electric version that will come with 400V technology.
Europe will be the first region to get the 2023 Maserati Grecale. Meanwhile, the US, Canada, and select Latin American markets will be next in line to receive the all-new crossover. Hopefully, the Grecale will arrive in Philippine markets starting next year.