The company's second SUV is on its way.
Towards the end of 2020, Maserati announced ambitious plans to electrify every model in its lineup within five years. Part of this plan included a second SUV model slotted below the existing 2021 Maserati Levante. Maserati even announced that the new SUV would be called the Grecale but didn't share many other details about it until now. The Italian brand has released a trio of teaser shots, showing a prototype version of the new Grecale.
The photos were taken outside the Maserati plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena, Italy. Since Maserati isn't ready to divulge too much information about the new model just yet, the photos were taken at night to hide some of the finer details.
Maserati says the camouflaged Grecale prototype is currently undergoing intensive road, circuit, and off-road tests. These tests are conducted in various conditions to acquire data for the final setup. The final production model will be assembled at Maserati's Cassino plant to receive an 800 million Euro (over $947 million) renovation.
This technically isn't the first time we've seen the Grecale, as it was recently spotted in its early prototype phase wearing Levante bodywork. These new images give us a much better picture of what the final product will look like. Maserati's Macan fighter will bring some styling elements from the Levante, but it appears to have its own unique design.
No official powertrain information has been provided, nor has any leaked out. We predict the Grecale will use the same rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform underpinnings as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, meaning it will likely use a range of four-cylinder or V6 engines. We know Maserati's new 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 will only go in the upcoming MC20, so perhaps the Grecale will feature some form of electrified drivetrain.
Maserati officially confirmed that the Grecale would make its official debut before the end of 2021.