Maserati Grecale Hits Italian Streets Covered In Clues

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This is the clearest look yet at the upcoming new crossover.

We are just one month away from the official reveal of the Maserati Grecale. This will be the Italian manufacturer's official fighter in the premium compact SUV arena where the Porsche Macan is dominating. Building up hype for this reveal is a series of images that depict the mildly camouflaged model cruising around the streets of Modena.

Maserati says that the Grecale is already being subjected to long distances with the crossover's design team at the wheel. These test units are being used by members that are instrumental in its design and the process that has turned it into a reality. To generate interest in the upcoming model, the wrap on these test units has been covered in trivia that teases the technical specifications.

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The set of coordinates points to the Palazzina dei Giardini in Modena, Italy which is presumably where Maserati plans to stage the official unveiling of the Grecale. From the left to the right of the profile view, the first quote on the car makes reference to the legroom dimension with it saying "si, size matters" This is followed by two statements that hint at a conclusive sound system of which we know at least 10 speakers will be included.

Below the rear door handle, the Grecale's interior storage space is teased while the front quotes hint at an intelligent assistant. It says this system "can be controlled by *****" which we can assume translates to voice. Below this, the crossover refers to the digital instrument cluster. Lastly, we are given information regarding the total surface area of all of the display screens that will be added to the cockpit.

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Unfortunately, the set of images does not give us a clear view of the quotes posted on the hood but we can see that it provides a clue regarding the Grecale's top speed and engine. The left side of the car refers to its selection of drive modes, fuel consumption, and trunk space. The last statement says "I have ***** for more than just adrenaline" which could hint at anything from the drivetrain to the chassis.

While we have some idea of what it will sound like, details regarding the Grecale's engine options are still under wraps. Rumors suggest that it could employ a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with electric-hybrid assistance while the Ferrari-sourced twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that can currently be found in Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio range, could be used to power the performance Trofeo model.

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