Maserati’s New Grecale Release Announced - Finally
Maserati has been breathing the rarified air of bouji northern Italian sports cars for a long time. From the manufacturer’s racing days giving Ferrari what-for in the early 20th century, to the seminal moment when Vince gifted a Quattroporte to Turtle in the hit series Entourage in the 21st century, Maserati has been in the zeitgeist as a primo statement car, and now with the impending release Grecale, of their new compact SUV, the company is continuing its tradition of simply being awesome.
Sleek and classy. Maserati
The Grecale was first scheduled to release last fall, sitting under the Levante mid-size SUV in Maserati’s line-up. But the same supply chain issues that have affected every single product in the wide world forced the company to push the release of the car to Spring 2022, and now, at long last, we’re beyond thrilled they’ve have announced the car will officially release March 22.
The company hasn’t released a ton of information about the car’s specs, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of internet sleuths from making deductions, assumptions, and general predictions.
The most likely of these of these predictions that we’ll likely see come to pass is that the Grecale will have many of the same components as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which has a 2.0L direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine -- the same engine that powers the Giulia.
This should give the Grecale the oomph it needs to compete with the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Porsche Macan. All of those models have similar drive trains in the luxury compact SUV category.
The styling of the car is absolutely exquisite, with headlights that seem to have been borrowed from the MC20 Supercar, taking a cue from lineup styling to give it the roadster feel that Italian cars have come to be known for. The interior is similarly well-appointed with an all-touch infotainment and temp control console which looks very EV-esque.
Maserati also says that the Grecale will have a hybrid version as well, although that will not be available on release. It will likely share the Levanti’s hybrid system when it does come out. But again this is all unconfirmed. We’ll have to wait and see.
The English meaning of Grecale is Greek Wind according to our Google translate. The word invokes ancient times when Greece ruled the eastern Mediterranean with a fleet of light and fast triremes. This car really feels like it evokes that quite well – if that’s not excitement worthy to car enthusiasts, then what is?
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