The Maserati Grecale’s The protracted teaser marketing campaign is about to come back to an finish.
Maserati has teased its upcoming mid-sized SUV one final time earlier than its official reveal on March 22, 2022 at 2pm CET. This interprets to 12am AEDT on March 23, 2022.
The Italian automaker selected to point out a part of the high-performance Trofeo mannequin in a brief video it uploaded to its social media. The video exhibits a part of what seems to be the entrance wheel arch with a high-performance Trofeo badge.
The actual mannequin within the teaser video is painted in yellow, which appears to be similar to the Giallo Corse yellow used on the Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo MC Version fashions.
The Italian automaker had initially deliberate to disclose the Grecale SUV final November, earlier than delaying it.
“Because of the scarcity of semiconductors, the amount of manufacturing wouldn’t enable us to reply correctly to anticipated world demand,” the corporate mentioned on the time.
Though we’ve not absolutely seen the Grecale but with out camouflage, we’ve got spied plenty of prototypes present process testing.
The high-performance Grecale Trofeo prototypes had been distinguishable from common Grecale prototypes by their bigger brakes with drilled discs, decrease journey peak, reworked entrance fascia and a novel quad exhaust retailers.
The Grecale might be primarily based on the Giorgio platform underpinning the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV.
Autocar beforehand reported the Grecale Trofeo will include a detuned model of the MC20’s twin-turbocharged ‘Nettuno’ 3.0-litre V6.
It is unclear simply how detuned it will be, however the MC20 pumps out 463kW of energy and 730Nm of torque.
Trofeo variants of the Ghibli and Quattroporte use a Ferrari-built twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 producing 433kW and 730Nm, whereas the Levante Trofeo produces 441kW.
All Grecale fashions will characteristic the ‘This fall’ all-wheel drive set-up of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, plus a ZF-sourced eight-speed torque-converter automated transmission.
Maserati says the all-wheel drive system can cut up torque 50:50 between the axles, however in sure drive modes and for sure fashions it may ship torque solely to the rear axle – that appears like a celebration trick for the Grecale Trofeo.
The Trofeo mannequin will give Maserati a rival to the likes of the BMW X3 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, which put out 375kW/650Nm and 375kW/700Nm, respectively.
Autocar additionally experiences the Grecale vary will open with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged and options an electrical supercharger and a mild-hybrid system – probably a 48V system, as seen within the Ghibli Hybrid.
The UK publication check drove a prototype of the automobile, which produces 220kW of energy at 5750rpm and 450Nm of torque between 2000 and 4000rpm.
Kerb weight is 1870kg, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.6 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than a Ghibli Hybrid that produces 26kW extra energy.
Maserati can even debut an electrical model of the Grecale in 2022, which is able to put on the model’s new Folgore (‘lightning’) badge.
It’s going to be a part of electrical variations of the MC20 and upcoming GranTurismo alternative, and can give Maserati a rival to the likes of the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.
Maserati lately introduced it is going all-electric from 2030 and each mannequin in its lineup can have at the least one pure electrical variant by 2025.
The Grecale is an important new mannequin for Maserati as it would signify a brand new entry level to the model, with manufacturing of the Ghibli set to finish by 2025.
The bottom Ghibli is Maserati’s most inexpensive mannequin in lots of markets, although right here it is undercut by the bottom Levante.
There’s been no indication but of pricing for the Grecale, nevertheless it will probably undercut the Levante GT which opens at $126,990 earlier than on-roads.
It’s going to additionally probably be priced above the Stelvio, the core mannequin vary of which is priced from $64,950 to $78,950 earlier than on-roads.
The flagship Quadrifoglio rings up at $146,950 earlier than on-roads, whereas the 2022 Porsche Macan vary slots neatly in between this worth hole.
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