2022 Maserati Grecale reveal date locked in

Maserati's smallest SUV, the Grecale, is getting ready to launch. It's built on Alfa Romeo bones, but aimed straight at Porsche.

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The next step in Maserati’s latest recovery plan will be revealed on November 16.

The Grecale SUV follows the MC20 supercar, and is part of a broader plan to bring the storied Maserati brand back into the public consciousness.

It’ll be built on the same Giorgio rear-wheel drive platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, and will go head-to-head with the Porsche Macan.

It won’t just be a soccer run special, though. Maserati has confirmed the range will be topped by a Grecale Trofeo, though it hasn’t said what engine it’ll use.

Trofeo variants of the Ghibli and Quattroporte use a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre petrol V8 engine producing 433kW of power and 730Nm of torque, while the Levante Trofeo produces 441kW.

Another possible engine is the one used in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, with which the Grecale will share its Giorgio platform.

It’s a Ferrari-developed twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine producing 375kW of power and 600Nm of torque.

A third possibility is a detuned version of Maserati’s new ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6, developed in-house for the MC20 supercar.

In the MC20, it’s mid-mounted and produces 463kW and 730Nm.

The Grecale is a crucial model for Maserati as it’ll represent a new entry point, particularly as the Ghibli mid-sized sedan will reportedly be discontinued at the end of its lifecycle in 2023.

The base Ghibli is Maserati’s most affordable model in many markets, though here it’s undercut by the entry-level Levante 350.

There’s been no indication yet of pricing for the Grecale, however it’ll likely undercut the Levante 350 which opens at $127,000 before on-roads.

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