AUTO NEWS – New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares as much as the Porsche Macan

New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares as much as the Porsche Macan

Maserati has revealed plans for a brand new mid-size premium crossover, which can slot into the corporate’s line-up beneath the Levante. Known as the Maserati Grecale, it’ll compete towards established rivals such because the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European market in 2022. Our unique picture previews the way it may look.

The Grecale can be constructed on the identical platform because the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, nevertheless it’ll be powered by the identical twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine used within the just lately launched MC20 supercar. Efficiency figures for the SUV are but to be confirmed – however the Nettuno engine is able to producing 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Just like the MC20, Maserati may also supply the Grecale with a pure-electric powertrain. Energy and torque figures for the electrical mannequin are but to be confirmed, however Maserati has urged that the structure will characteristic the newest 800-volt expertise (just like the Porsche Taycan) and assist as much as 300kW rapid-charging.

The Grecale may also introduce a brand new badging construction for Maserati. From 2022, all the firm’s pure-electric fashions will carry the “Folgore” suffix which, somewhat fittingly, interprets from Italian into English as “lightning.”

To bridge the hole between the 2 extremes, Maserati may also supply a spread of electrified powertrains. Once more, specs are unconfirmed, however one possibility out there to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.0-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine from the Ghibli, whose mounting factors are appropriate with the Stelvio’s platform.

Maserati has set  a variety of targets for the Grecale; the corporate claims it’ll have the best high pace of any SUV in its class, whereas additionally being the quickest accelerating, greatest dealing with and most spacious. Ambitiously, Maserati additionally plans to go up towards the Germans by way of expertise, claiming the Grecale will supply the very best at school sound system.

Judging by these photos, the Grecale will characteristic the standard Maserati styling cues. Up entrance, there’ll be a broad, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear seems akin to the Levante’s with a equally formed tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust system.

Maserati’s teaser for the brand new Grecale follows the corporate’s current announcement on its product technique. The model says it’ll introduce 13 new automobiles over the following three years – seven of which can be unveiled earlier than 2022. Maserati’s revamped vary may also embrace a number of latest hybrid fashions and a alternative for the Gran Turismo.

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AUTO NEWS – New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV squares as much as the Porsche Macan


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