Maserati’s answer to the Porsche Macan, called Grecale, will arrive early next year in
Australia. Grecale shares a platform with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and fifth generation Jeep
Grand Cherokee. The compact luxury SUV takes its name from the cool Mediterranean
Joining the larger Levante, launched here in 2016, it will be offered with options of hybrid,
full electric and petrol drivetrains. Of the 351 Maseratis sold so far this year in Australia,
259 of them have been Levantes.
The second most popular model in the lineup is the Ghibli sedan with 70
sales. Quattroporte and the Coupe convertible make up the remainder.
Opening the Grecale range is the GT, with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine
and 48 Volt mild hybrid system that produces 221kW of power and 450Nm of torque.
This is followed by the Modena which features an identical powertrain but delivers 242kW
and 450Nm. Top of the range Trofeo features the Maserati-built Nettuno V6 with an
impressive 390kW and 620Nm.
A fully electric version Folgore is also promised, but is unlikely to make it to Australia.
Even the entry level Grecale GT is able to get from zero to 100km/h in a rapid 5.6
seconds. The Trofeo does it in just 3.8 seconds.
Pricing and specification are close to being finalised and due to be released in the coming
weeks. “The all-new Maserati Grecale will represent the start of a significant roll-out of new
product,” Maserati’s Grant Barling said. “The ‘Unique by Design’ ethos is found in every
Grecale and guarantees a timeless aesthetic unique to the Trident marque.
“Whether it be Grecale GT, Modena or Trofeo, each will be highly specified as standard,
with significant opportunities for Maserati customers to personalise and bespoke their
vehicles to their own individual style.”
Barling predicts Grecale will quickly becoming a best seller for Maserati here in Australia
and New Zealand.