A Global Premiere

Premium motor car maker, Maserati, introduces the Grecale, an SUV that is “The Everyday Exceptional”.

Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure.

Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant.

A wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also offer the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history.

Three versions were rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a fourcylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder, 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L, 530-hp petrol V6, based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.

To complete the range, the Grecale Folgore, the 100%-electric version will offer 400V technology.

The new SUV stands out in terms of spaciousness and comfort, boasting an impressive set of ‘best-in-class’ features, including interior space, driveability, handling, acceleration (0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds – on the Trofeo), top speed (285km/h – again on the Trofeo), sound quality and extensive use of fine materials such as wood, carbon fibre and leather.

Its dimensions are a major factor: in the GT version, Grecale is 4,846mm long with a wheelbase of 2,901mm, a height of 1,670mm, a width of 2,163mm (including wing mirrors), with a rear wheel track of 1,948mm (and even greater in the Trofeo).

The design embraces Maserati’s new visual symbol, which distinguishes every new model since the MC20. The front features a low and imposing grille. The profile is notable for its contrast between purity and technique, with a highly fluid body featuring meandering, visual forms and its technical components highlighted by the use of carbon fibre. In the rear, the boomerang taillights are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT and fit in with the trapezoidal line, made even more striking by the coupé effect of the cabin.

In the cabin, the standout tech specs include the traditional Maserati clockface. Digital for the first time, it transforms into a veritable in-car concierge, courtesy of voice control.

Everything becomes touch-based and the technology is controlled from the displays: the large 12.3” central screen, the largest ever seen in a Maserati, another 8.8” display for the extra controls and a third for the passengers in the rear seats.

The in-car experience is managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, from the state-of-the-art infotainment and from Maserati Connect.

Every journey is transformed into a unique adventure that combines dynamic comfort and an unforgettable driving experience, made possible by the extraordinary handling provided by the new, 100% Maserati Vehicle Dynamic Control Module (VDCM) system and the 360° control it offers over the car. The option of complete control translates into a clear distinction between the various drive modes: Comfort, Gt, Sport, Corsa (Trofeo only) and Off-Road. ✤