Maserati Grecale to join the Levante in SUV lineup
With MC20, Quattroporte - Trofeo, Maserati has been quite busy with the product lineup. The Maserati MC20 debuts the new Nettuno engine developed completely in-house, a first for Maserati in 20 years. Also teased at the world premiere of the MC20 was a sub-Levante crossover that has been spotted recently disguised as an Alfa Romeo Stelvio-bodied test mule. We are talking about the Maserati Grecale SUV that will ride on the same Giorgio platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The name Grecale resembles the Italian Maestrale class destroyer. Well the Maserati Grecale too will be one of its kind. This will be the second SUV from Maserati after the Levante. The teaser image reveals a slightly smaller silhouette than the Levante crossover which further confirms that it sits below the Levante SUV. While the teaser image conceals a lot of the upcoming SUV, you get a glimpse of the circular headlamps up front. Expect the traditional Trident and grille on the lower half of the front end.
While interior images on whole are yet to be revealed, the Grecale is likely to borrow some features from its elder sibling, the Levante. Features include a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated and heated front seats, steering wheel heating, rear sunblinds as well as reverse camera.
Some of the visible details, like the headlamps, the taillights, and the bumpers suggest that it won't share many design cues with the Levante. That’s probably because it will boast Maserati’s brand-new design language.
For now we do not have technical details as yet but we do know that Maserati will be offering all its latest models with an internal combustion engine, hybrid and all-electric powertrains. Expect a spicier Trofeo variant to make its way to the Grecale at a later stage.
The Grecale will join the premium compact SUV market, which is already packed with plenty of options. Maserati’s number one rival here is the Porsche Macan, but the Grecale will also compete with higher-end versions of the BMW X3, Mercedes Benz GLC and the Jaguar F-Pace. The electric Grecale will probably go up against the likes of BMW iX3, Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the E-Pace from Jaguar.