Maserati introduced the 2023 Grecale crossover

Maserati has introduced the compact crossover Grecale, which is positioned below the Levante as a direct competitor to the Porsche Macan. The new model arrives in GT, Modena and Trofeo trims.

The car was named after the wind that blows in the northeastern Mediterranean. Grecale arrives with SUS engines, but also with fully electric drive within the recently introduced Forgole family. The electric version arrives on the market a year after the petrol variant and has a similar look, and the only differences are the different front grille and aerodynamic elements on the wheels.

The heart of the new model is the three-liter V6 engine taken from the MC20 with a pair of turbochargers. The unit delivers 530hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 620Nm of 3000 rpm. This allows acceleration from 0-100km / h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 285hp. Top specification The Trofeo is equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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Grecale with a two-liter turbo engine and mild hybrid assistance has 300HP and 450Nm. In the middle level Modena power is raised to 330HP with the same maximum torque. The base model sprint to 100km / h takes 5.6 seconds, and the middle sprint 5.3 seconds. In both cases the maximum speed is 240km / h.

Some specifications of the future electric variant of Forgola have also been published. Grecale EV will have a 105kWh battery and 400V technology. Electric motors will achieve an instantaneous torque of 800Nm.

The new model is 4846mm long, 1979mm wide and 1670mm high. The rear track is 1948mm wide, and the Modena and Trophy have been widened by 34mm. All variants have a wheelbase of 2901mm, and Maserati notes that rear seat passengers have plenty of space.

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The cabin is equipped with as many as four screens. In addition to the driver’s digital instrument panel, there are a couple of screens on the center console, and the watch is shown as a screen. Instrument and multimedia screens have diagonals of 12.3 inches, and the lower screen 8.8 inches. He took over the functionality of the buttons, including air conditioning control.

An optional windshield display is available with the promise of maximum viewing angles, contrast and brightness in the segment. Customers can take larger than 20 or 21 inches instead of standard 19-inch wheels, as well as a Sonus Faber audio system with 21 speakers and 1,000W of power.

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Europe will be the first region to receive a new crossover, in the first half of the year, and in the fall the model will arrive in the USA, Canada and selected Latin American countries.

source: maserati

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