During the MC20 supercar presentation, Maserati took the opportunity to show some previews of its future models. In addition to a teaser of the second generation of the GranTurismo sports car, which will have a 100% electric version, the Italian brand confirmed the name of its access model: the Grecale.
Named after the “fierce northeast wind from the Mediterranean Sea,” this D-SUV will be derived from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and will use an evolution of the rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform. This architecture, which was unveiled by the Alfa Romeo Giulia a few years ago, will be profoundly modified to accommodate thermal powertrains and hybrid and electric powertrains.
Thus, it is confirmed that the Maserati Grecale will have an electric version, which will have to compete against the second-generation Porsche Macan, which will altogether dispense with combustion engines, betting only on 100% electric mechanics. Another rival to the Maserati Grecale will be the Alpine PZ110, scheduled for 2023/2024.
The Grecale will be produced at FCA’s (FIAT-Chrysler) plant in Cassino, Italy. Now, its final design has been leaked to the Internet by the hand of a 1:1 scale model with its last lines. Although its proportions are very similar to those of the Stelvio, we find a front quite similar to that of the new MC20, a C-pillar with the typical shapes of a Maserati and a more elegant and dynamic rear.
The brand’s head of global planning, Francesco Tonon, has stated that the Grecale will be “the most practical in its class, but it will also be luxurious.” It will present the best design and features in its segment. Of course, it will remain a Maserati, but it will also offer the best performance and handling in its class.
Maserati estimates that SUVs (Grecale and Levante) will account for 70% of its sales by 2025, while sedans (Ghibli and Quattroporte) will be reduced to just 15%. Sports models (MC20, GranTurismo, GranCabrio) will account for 5% of the total, their mission being to enhance the brand’s image.