The Maserati Grecale is working out its weapons before its sail up in mid-November. What wood is he warming to oppose the Porsche Macan, in particular?
Maserati Grecale – A little less than two months before its formalization, Maserati is already announcing the date of this event. After a long period of teasing, we will know all the technical characteristics of the second SUV of the firm with Trident, on November 16. What do we already know about this close cousin of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio?
Levante in reduction
Yes the big brother Levante, appeared in 2016, is based on a 100% original Maserati platform, its younger brother will soon taste the synergies required by the Fiat group, before it falls into the hands of Stellantis, at the beginning of 2021. By inheriting the Alfa Giulia and Stelvio Giorgio underbody, the Maserati Grecale will lose a good thirty centimeters long, compared to the Levante, to approach the 4,70 m. A rather compact template that will allow it todo battle with the most upscale variants of the Porsche Macan, Mercedes GLC and BMW X3.
A house V6
The new Maserati Grecale, whose name refers to a cold Mediterranean wind which rages in the south of Malta, will warm the atmosphere with its bubbling engines. However, he should be satisfied witha 4-cylinder, entry-level, modeled on the 2.0 l micro-hybrid of 330 hp recently applied to Levante. But customers eager for performance will turn to his House V6, extrapolated from that of the MC20 supercar. Called “Nettuno”, it will be slightly deflated compared to the 630 hp of its big sister, but will ensure to offer a power level higher than the 510 hp of the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio, to enforce a certain hierarchy within the Stellantis group. In the longer term, it should also benefit fromrechargeable hybridization, as well as a 100% electric block.
Prix Maserati Grecale
Style wise, the new Maserati Grecale will be betrayed by its silhouette and glazed surfaces very similar to those of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The distinction will be more evident on board, with more opulent material choices, and state-of-the-art equipment, to justify its higher prices. It is hard to imagine his entrance ticket being placed under the bar of 70 000 €, during its commercial launch in the first half of 2022.
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