Maserati’s most strategically important and potentially best-selling model in decades is the new Grecale SUV, which provides the Italian firm with a long-awaited rival to the Porsche Macan and will play a fundamental role in its rapid transition to electrification.
Revealed shortly after Maserati’s parent company Stellantis announced that the brand – along with Alfa Romeo, DS, and Lancia – will launch only electric cars from 2025, the Grecale has been engineered to accommodate pure-combustion, hybrid, and fully electric drivetrains, which will lend it similar flexibility of purpose to its German rival, itself due to a pure-EV in 2023.
Competing with models such as the Porsche Macan and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the all-new luxury SUV Maserati Grecale will go on sale in the U.S. this summer.
The 2023 Grecale is smaller than the Levante and it will come with either a turbocharged four-cylinder, a twin-turbo V-6, or as a full EV a little later in the Folgore trim. It’s a little larger than the main competitors Porsche Macan and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but the power is still there in true Maserati fashion. There are three internal combustion engines to choose from starting with the base GT spec. This comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four connected with a 48-volt hybrid system and makes a total of 296 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Not bad for a base trim. Then you have the Modena which bumps the power up to 325 horsepower.
The top of the line is of course called the Trofeo and this has a detuned version of the same engine you find in the MC20 supercar. It makes 523 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Not quite as much as the MC20’s 621 hp and 538 pound-feet. The base four-cylinder model is still pretty quick with a 0-60 mph time in just over 5.0-seconds.
The Trofeo cuts this time down to 3.6 seconds and an unlimited top speed of 177 mph. All Grecales come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. On the inside, we have the gauge cluster and central infotainment as digital screens both measuring 12.3 inches. In addition to those, there’s a smaller 8.8-inch touchscreen just underneath the infotainment screen for various controls.
Its pricing is still Maserati like with the base starting at $65,000, which is a lot more than the base Macan at $56,000. Pricing for the Trofeo hasn’t been made public yet but expect it to start over $80,000 with the Modena trim sitting somewhere in between.