2023 Maserati Grecale arrives with up to 530 hp

Maserati on Tuesday unveiled the Grecale, the Italian marque’s entry into the hotly contested small luxurious crossover section.

The Grecale is designed to straight problem the Porsche Macan, and it even has a solution for the deliberate electrical Macan within the type of the Grecale Folgore, which was additionally proven on Tuesday. Folgore, which is Italian for “lightning,” is Maserati’s branding for electrical automobiles.

The Grecale goes on sale within the second half of 2022, although with internal-combustion engines solely. The Grecale Folgore will observe in 2023. It seems the identical because the common Grecale, aside from having a novel entrance fascia that is made extra streamlined by having fewer openings.

The Grecale is intently associated to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio—the 2 crossovers are additionally being constructed on the similar Stellantis plant in Cassino, Italy—however to face out, the Grecale has benefited from its personal Maserati-exclusive powertrains.

The bottom choice is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 in mild-hybrid configuration. It is rated at 300 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque in GT guise and 330 hp and 332 lb-ft in Modena guise. Above it is a detuned model of the three.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 discovered within the MC20 supercar, rated in a Grecale Trofeo at 530 hp and 457 lb-ft, or sufficient for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds and a high velocity of 177 mph.

Full specs for the Grecale Folgore are but to be introduced however we all know it should include a 400-volt, 105-kilowatt-hour battery. It’s going to even have as a lot as 590 lb-ft of torque.

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Inside, the motive force is greeted with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Subsequent to that is the infotainment display screen, which is cut up into two screens cascading down the middle stack. On the high of the stack is Maserati’s conventional clock, made digital for the primary time.

The person interface, known as the Maserati Clever Assistant (MIA), is powered by Google’s Android working system. Voice instructions can be made by merely beginning with the phrase, “Hey Maserati.” Different options embody a 21-speaker (14-speaker customary) Sonus Faber sound system and a drive mode selector with Consolation, GT, Sport, Corsa (Trofeo solely), and Off-Highway modes.

Detailed specs for the US might be introduced nearer to the market launch however we all know pricing will begin at $64,995, together with a $1,495 vacation spot cost.

2023 Maserati Grecale

2023 Maserati Grecale

In case you are questioning, the Grecale identify comes from a wind of the Mediterranean. Maserati has a long-standing apply of naming its vehicles after winds, a apply that began in 1963 with the Mistral and continued with the Ghibli, Bora, Khamsin and Levante.

Maserati has some busy years forward. The MC20 has simply gone on sale, and Maserati is already testing an open-top model. Subsequent within the pipeline would be the arrival of the Grecale and a redesigned GranTurismo. Just like the Grecale, each the MC20 and new GranTurismo will supply the selection between internal-combustion and electrical energy.

Additional out, Maserati will launch redesigned variations of the Quattroporte and Levante, doubtless with electrical energy solely. Maserati may even part out the Ghibli after the present mannequin’s run.

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