Maserati will parachute its second SUV, the Grecale, into territory managed by the Porsche Macan. It hasn’t unveiled the mannequin but, nevertheless it has already confirmed a fire-breathing high-performance variant is in the pipeline.
“We will have a Trofeo model of [the Grecale], we will have a Modena model of that. We will have a GT model,” revealed William Peffer, the CEO of Maserati’s North American division, in an interview with The Drive.
While he stopped wanting revealing specs, Maserati saves the Trofeo identify for its quickest and strongest fashions. As of writing, all of its vehicles with the exception of the MC20 can be found in Trofeo tune. They’re powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V8 engine — even the smaller Ghibli — they usually achieve a variety of chassis tweaks in addition to a number of model-specific styling cues. We anticipate the Grecale will get a comparable remedy.
One ingredient of the conventional Trofeo recipe that the Grecale may not be cooked with is the V8. It’s an older engine, and we’re undecided that an eight-cylinder suits in the engine bay. Rumors declare the mannequin will trip on an evolution of the Giorgio platform that Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio and Giulia are constructed on, so the high engine is likely to be a V6.
Maserati is sort of achieved fine-tuning the Grecale. It will unveil the mannequin in November 2021, and gross sales will begin in time for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. Additional particulars about the agency’s subsequent SUV will emerge in the coming months.