Earlier this month, Maserati unveiled a new nomenclature for its 2022 model year lineup: all vehicles will receive three variants – GT, Modena and Trofeo. And now confirmation has come that this applies not only to existing, but also to not yet presented machines. That is, the Grecale crossover, whose debut is expected in November. Source – Maserati North America boss William Peffer, quoted by The Drive.
Recall that initially the “charged” Trofeo modification was available only for the Levante crossover, but a year ago the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans also got it. All three cars have a retuned chassis, a Corsa sport mode with launch control, Dynamic Stability Control (IVC), special decorative elements, but most importantly, they share a 3.8-liter V8 made by Ferrari, developing 590 hp. and 730 Nm.
In the case of the Maserati Grecale Trofeo, we are almost sure that the power unit will be the newest three-liter V6, which debuted on the MC20 supercar. The latter produces 630 hp. and 730 Nm, but for an SUV, the engine can be readjusted. For comparison, the current Porsche Macan GTS, which can be considered one of the main rivals of the “Gregal”, 2.9-liter V6 develops 440 hp. and 550 Nm.
The base Maserati Grecale will most likely be equipped with something like a moderate-hybrid system based on a two-liter “turbo four”, which the Italians are already putting on the Ghibli and Levante. An all-electric Grecale Folgore will be released later to challenge the Porsche Macan EV. At the same time, the latter is initially developed as a purebred electric car on a specialized platform, while the second Maserati crossover will obviously be a “compromise” car, according to rumors, on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio chassis.