2022 Maserati Grecale confirmed

The 2022 Maserati Grecale has been hitting the headlines after the company confirmed that its new SUV will be introduced in November this year. After announcing the model last September 2020, the long wait is finally closer for the much-awaited yearend premiere.

With Maserati’s tradition in keeping their brand names after world-famous winds since 1976, Grecale was coined after a strong north-east wind of the Mediterranean.

As part of their 2022 revival plan, Maserati Grecale will use the same Giorgio platform. It will be built at Alfa Romeo Cassino Assembly Plant in Italy with a whopping €800 million allocated for the launch of the new midsized SUV.

Grecale came after the unveiling of the MC20 supercar last year, and the sighting follows a revival to watch out for Maserati’s first All-Electric Gran Turismo. The car is in blue camouflage, and the distinctive Maserati grille franked by teardrop-shaped handlamps can be seen.

What to expect in 2022 Maserati Grecale?

The company has been tight-lipped with the 2022 Maserati Grecale’s interior. However, spy shots exposed that it appears to have a three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters. A digital instrument cluster, metallic accents, and a tiered dashboard are also expected. No other clues were leaked yet, but it will surely keep the known classy aesthetic design of the brand.

The exterior features a sleek-looking crossover with a long, sharp nose and curvy rear-fender styling and a front end with a prominent framework inspired by the MC20—the design of the new SUV sports an oval grille with Maserati’s trident badge front and centre.

At the back, it has the same slender tail lights as those found on Maserati’s trio, Levante, Quattroporte, and Ghibli.

Maserati Grecale’s Engine and Transmission

A turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 280-350 horsepower and a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 with 505 horsepower is expected under the hood of the 2022 Maserati Grecale. It claims that it shares several components with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, an SUV with a robust base engine, great handling, and a suave ride. This also suggests that an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear- or all-wheel drive could be possibly featured. Moreover, some reports include speculations that the hotter variant could get a detuned version of the MC20’s twin-turbo 3.0-litre Nettuno V6 engine.

Stellantis confirmed that the 2022 Maserati Grecale will be available in gas, hybrid powertrain, and all-electric. However, full technical details of the Grecale are still under the wraps, but we do know that there will be a fully electric version as well as internal combustion engine derivatives. In addition, possibilities for the new electric variant might have up to 600 horsepower.

The Pre-debut Sneak Peak of Maserati Grecale

Spy shots taken during the test drive of Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares to the 2022 Maserati Grecale in Modena-based factory were exposed where further similarities and comparisons with the previous brand models were classified.

Some spy shots were leaked where the new SUV was taken off the road for validation testing. Key design elements from the exterior were said to be from the MC20 super sports car. This entry is one of the Italian automaker’s goals by the year 2023 – launching ten heavily revised models.

With the multiple brand-new revisions of Maserati, battery-powered variants which will wear the Folgore moniker are set to be introduced as confirmed by the company.

Stellantis, the official merger of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and one of the leading global automakers are expected to go through massive transformations. This is after announcing an allotment of  $35.5 billion for the investment of electric vehicles.

2022 Maserati Grecale’s price has yet to be uncovered, but reports claim that this SUV will cost approximately $43,000.

Conclusion

Many specifications of the 2022 Maserati Grecale are still under wraps. However, reports claim that this will be one of the premium SUVs that car enthusiasts will include in their options.

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