The future compact crossover is called the Porsche Macan rival. The day before, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares gave the prototype a test drive ahead of its launch later this year. It’s pretty soon by car standards.
The test car was completely hidden under the protective film, but the car immediately recognizes the Maserati breed – thanks to the characteristic radiator grille. The new crossover also gets slim optics and sporty air intakes with honeycomb mesh inserts.
The Maserati Grecale has a long hood and windshield that slopes into a sloping roof. Not without pronounced wheel arches, minimalistic door handles and a rising waistline.
The rear is not visible in recent images, but we know from previous spy shots that the Grecale will have an angular rear window and horizontal taillights. The exhaust system of the future SUV features four tailpipes, although there may be options with traditional dual exhaust.
In the model lineup of the brand, the novelty will be located below the Levante, and it will have to compete with the Porsche Macan.
It is expected that Grecale will receive the Giorgio platform, and certain components of the cross will be borrowed from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
There was no official information about the motors yet. The new SUV can get a 280-horsepower two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and a 2.9-liter Quadrifoglio V6 twin-turbo engine with 505 horsepower. Maserati has also confirmed that an electric variant will arrive in 2022, but little is known about that.
As for Carlos Tavares, he was not limited to one test drive. He met with Maserati CEO Davide Grasso and inspected the MC20 production line as well as the new Nettuno Engine Lab.