Maserati has discovered programs for a new mid-dimensions quality crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Referred to as the Maserati Grecale, it will compete towards founded rivals these kinds of as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European market in 2022. Our special image previews how it could search.

The Grecale will be constructed on the very same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be powered by the very same twin-turbocharged 3.-litre V6 engine applied in the lately launched MC20 supercar. Overall performance figures for the SUV are yet to be confirmed – but the Nettuno engine is able of generating 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Like the MC20, Maserati will also present the Grecale with a pure-electrical powertrain. Energy and torque figures for the electrical design are yet to be confirmed, but Maserati has recommended that the architecture will element the latest 800-volt engineering (like the Porsche Taycan) and support up to 300kW fast-charging.

The Grecale will also introduce a new badging framework for Maserati. From 2022, all of the company’s pure-electrical models will have the “Folgore” suffix which, instead fittingly, translates from Italian into English as “lightning.”

To bridge the gap between the two extremes, Maserati will also present a selection of electrified powertrains. Once more, requirements are unconfirmed, but just one solution readily available to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.-litre delicate-hybrid petrol engine from the Ghibli, whose mounting points are suitable with the Stelvio’s platform.

Maserati has set  a selection of targets for the Grecale the company statements it will have the biggest top speed of any SUV in its class, though also currently being the speediest accelerating, greatest managing and most spacious. Ambitiously, Maserati also programs to go up towards the Germans in phrases of engineering, declaring the Grecale will present the greatest in class audio system.

Judging by these visuals, the Grecale will element the regular Maserati styling cues. Up entrance, there’ll be a wide, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear looks akin to the Levante’s with a likewise shaped tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust system.

Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s current announcement on its products strategy. The brand name states it will introduce thirteen new cars above the upcoming a few several years – seven of which will be unveiled ahead of 2022. Maserati’s revamped selection will also include a host of new hybrid models and a replacement for the Gran Turismo.

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