What’s Italian for Porsche Macan? The upcoming Maserati Grecale.

    Although there’s a fence and other Stellantis vehicles obscuring our view, this is our first look at the upcoming crossover’s production-ready body.

    Under the skin the Grecale will use Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio rear- and all-wheel drive platform, currently found beneath the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover.

    The platform will be retired in the near future, as Alfa Romeo moves to an electrified Stellantis platform.

    Despite the common platform and a shared factory in Cassino, Italy, the Grecale is expected to differ significantly from its similarly-sized but cheaper sibling.

    Rumours indicate the Grecale will use Maserati engines, possibly including a detuned version of the Nettuno V6 from the MC20 supercar.

    The 246kW/450Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild hybrid drivetrain found in the Levante and Ghibli is almost a certainty.

    These options will be joined later by a pure electric model. Adorned with the Folgore badge, the Grecale EV will be the company’s first electric model with significant sales potential.

    Electric variants of the next-generation Ghibli and Quattroporte are also planned.

    The desire for aerodynamic efficiency has probably dictated the adoption of largely flush-fitting door handles — or maybe Maserati just wants to be on-trend.

    As we would expect from the brand, the Grecale has a smoothly-detailed exterior.

    On the inside the new crossover has the company’s signature clock mounted in the centre of the dashboard top.

    It’s likely the Grecale will feature a touchscreen powered by the uConnect 5 infotainment system, which is based Google’s Android OS, and supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mirroring.

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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