Underneath the large Maserati SUV Levante, Grecale plays in the league of its close relative, Alfa Romeo Stelvio. However, at 4,846 metres, it is longer than the large Alfa SUV (4,687 metres) and is also outdone by the Grecale when it comes to wheelbase (2.901 metres versus 2,818 metres). Perhaps this is mainly due to the fact that Maserati, unlike the Alpha of the time, was developed from the very beginning to accommodate battery cells. The Grecale needs this because it will not only be available in a sharp version with a turbocharged V6 petrol engine and in two versions with a mild hybrid engine, but soon also as a purely electric car under the Grecale Folgore name.
From GT to Trofeo
Entering the world of Grecale marks the beginning of Grecale GT production A four-cylinder light-hybrid engine with a power of 221 kW (300 hp). Above that is the Grecale Modena, which produces a 243 kW (330 hp) four-cylinder mild-hybrid.
Top of the bunch is the Grecale Trofeo, which has a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine with a power of 390 kW (530 hp) and is based on the engine of the MC20 super sports car. This is where the Maserati SUV meets Alfa Romeo’s close relative, the Setlvio Quadrifoglio with 510 hp.
As far as the interior is concerned, Maserati promises the “highest marks for spaciousness and comfort” for the Grecale. Communication between the driver and the car is via two touch screens (12.3 and 8.8 inches) and voice guidance, which also integrates Amazon’s Alexa. In addition, the Maserati Classic Round Watch on the dashboard is also a digital information display as the interface for the virtual concierge.
The performance of the three different Grecale versions when accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h is between 5.6 seconds for the 300 hp four-cylinder and 3.8 seconds for the 530 hp Trofeo V6 engine. Maximum speed 240 km/h or 285 km/h
A year into the gasoline engines, the Grecale Folgore is the all-electric version, the exact performance data of which is still unknown.