Maserati has so far kept the secret about its future sporty SUV, the Grecale, relatively well, but, alas for the Italian manufacturer, and so much the better for us, our spy photographers have finally managed to take a picture of it.
No, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a camouflaged copy of Maserati’s future SUV, the Grecale. But, once is not custom, the first and previous spyshots came from the manufacturer himself. Yes, Maserati employees had the opportunity to broadcast images of a camouflaged prototype on social networks last February. But the shots were few in number while the quality of the photos was poor since all without exception were blurry, not allowing to appreciate the lines of the next model of the Italian firm as it should be. The panel of photos shared today is larger and allows you to have a good preview of what the Grecale will look like.
A baby Levante
Unsurprisingly, the Grecale will be a shortened version of the great Levante. Despite the camouflage and the grilles that hinder the field of vision, it is more than obvious that the small SUV with the Trident is inspired by its big brother. Its proportions are not reminiscent of those of its main competitor, the Porsche Macan. Trademark tradition requires, the Grecale will be a sports vehicle, just like its German rival. The four tailpipes at the rear of the vehicle are not there to suggest … Its name, inspired by a Mediterranean wind, also says a lot about its sporting pretensions.
Under its hood, we expect to find most of the engines of the Ghibli. Including the light hybridization version that she recently shared with the Levante. The powers should therefore turn between 330 hp and 580 hp. An electric version is said to be on the program, and available around 2022. Information to be taken in conditional because it should be based on the same platform as its cousin, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, not particularly suitable for electrification . It will be produced in the same factory as the latter, in Cassino, Italy. Its presentation is expected towards the end of the year.