Maserati final fall introduced it could introduce a brand new SUV slotting in under the Levante and to be known as a “Grecale.” In retaining with Maserati’s penchant for naming fashions after winds, a behavior that began in 1963 with the Mistral, the identify comes from a wind in the Mediterranean.
On Thursday, the automaker supplied a primary take a look at a prototype and confirmed an arrival later in 2021. We already know the Grecale will likely be a small SUV sharing its Giorgio platform with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, so it is no shock the proportions are related between the 2 automobiles. Production may even be dealt with on the identical website the place the Stelvio is constructed, Stellantis’ plant in Cassino, Italy.
The Grecale will compete with the Porsche Macan and a number of the high-end variations of the BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Alfa Romeo’s personal Stelvio may be an alternate for some patrons.
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
It is not clear what internal-combustion powertrains will likely be supplied in the Grecale, however we all know the SUV, like all new Maseratis, will provide the selection of battery-electric energy. Maserati’s electrical powertrain, branded Folgore, Italian for “lightning,” will include a three-motor system with one motor up entrance and two on the rear.
The electrical choice will not be accessible on the Grecale’s launch, although. Maserati’s first electrical automotive will likely be a model of the redesigned GranTurismo. The redesigned GranTurismo arrives in 2021 and its electrical model will arrive in 2022. Also arriving in 2021 will likely be a convertible model of the lately revealed MC20 supercar.
Looking additional out, Maserati will launch a redesigned GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio in different markets), in addition to redesigned variations of the Quattroporte and Levante. The whole renewal of the Maserati lineup is anticipated to be accomplished by the tip of 2023.