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Maserati launches Grecale SUV range with digital world premiere

Maserati has unveiled its newest range, with the reveal of the Grecale SUV. Smaller than its Levante sibling, the new model, carrying the tagline ‘The Everyday Exceptional’, is also headed to Australia.

Developed at Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, it will be available in three variants, with a fourth PrimaSerie Launch Edition offered for a very limited time. The GT will be powered by a 4-cylinder engine, paired to a mild hybrid, producing 223kW of power.

Above it will sit the Modena, with a tuned version of the same engine, offering 246kW of get up and go. Topping the range will be the Trofeo, with a 3.0-litre petrol V6 under the hood that it’s borrowed from the MC20. It develops 395kW of power.

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Although less powerful than Maserati’s shiny new sportscar, it will push the SUV to a claimed top speed of 285km/h and hit 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. A fully electric model called the Grecale Folgore with a 400V power source will be available at a later date.

The Folgore will be Maserati’s first ever EV SUV. For now though, the Grecale exterior builds on the design language set by the MC20, with a lower, more angular grille, and a profile that blends both visual beauty and function, with highlights of carbon throughout.

The LED taillights and surrounding design of the Grecale’s rear are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT’s boomerang taillights. Inside, the centre console hosts dual screens; a 12.3-inch coupled with an 8.8-inch display with additional controls.

Rear passengers won’t miss out either, with a third screen for the rear seats. Maserati’s traditional clockface sits front and centre on the dash, but in another first for Maserati, it will be a digital panel.

Audio is handled by the immersive Sonus Faber 3D sound system, with 14 speakers at Premium level, or 21 speakers on-demand at High Premium level. The Grecale’s dimensions put it in the mid-size SUV category, alongside Jaguar’s F-PACE.

The Grecale’s handling will be managed by the new Maserati vehicle dynamic control module, with four standard driving modes; Comfort, GT, Sport and Off Road. The Trofeo will feature an exclusive Corsa mode.

Packed with safety technology as well, the Grecale will launch locally later this year, or early next year. Further details, including pricing and final specifications, will be available in due course.

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