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In case you haven't heard, there's a new super SUV on the block from Maserati. Built to compete with cars like the BMW X3 M and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, it's Maserati's next step in the SUV game, following on the heels of the full-sized Levante. Predicably, the highest-performance Maserati Grecale, the Trofeo, offers a typical brand powerplant - the 523 hp 3.0-liter V6 derived from the Maserati MC20 supercar.
We're actually not here to talk about the top-tier Grecale Trofeo. Instead, let's talk about the middling Grecale Modena. While it's not powered by a supercar-derived engine, the turbocharged 325 hp four-cylinder still offers plenty of getup and is a slight increase over the Grecale GT's 296 hp four-banger. And, if you've decided that sounds rather nice, Maserati would like you to know you can get a little extra out of the Grecale Modena.
That comes in the form of the Grecale Modena Limited Edition. While it's not getting any more power than the standard Modena, you are getting some luxury and performance niceties you'd otherwise have to pay extra for. In addition to a limited-slip diff, you'll also get a full suite of driver-assist features like adaptive cruise and lane-keep assist. The most noticeable of those upgrades is the 21-inch "Pegaso Machine" polished aluminum wheels. We should note that the Modena Limited Edition is only available for reservation online with a $500 refundable deposit. You can't just rock up to your local Maser dealer and place an order. And if you want one, act fast because it's first-come, first reserved.
Back to those luxury niceties. Masser's "Skyhook" adaptive air suspension also comes on the Grecale LE, as well as some other interior upgrades. That includes a 14-speaker Sonus Faber sound system hooked to two 12 and 8-inch touchscreens and a powered dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
For right now, Grecale LEs are available in five colors: Bianco (white), Nero Tempesta (black), Blu Intenso (blue, of course), Grigio Lava (grey), and Rosso Granturismo, because what's a Maserati without a red paint job?
Really, the Grecale Modena, Limited Edition or not, is shaping up to be the one to get. If you want 500+ horsepower from the Trident Brand, we'd go get a GranTurismo instead. Pricing comes out to around $78,200, though Maserati doesn't say whether that includes destination. Deliveries are slated to begin in fall of 2022, just in time for some snow days.