Maserati has shared teaser photos (albeit blurry ones) of its upcoming Grecale compact luxury performance SUV. Expected to debut later this year, the Maserati Grecale will sit below the Levante and is expected to compete with the likes of the Porsche Macan.
The prototype cars are currently undergoing a period of intensive road, circuit and off-road tests, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the new SUV’s final setup.
Maserati’s latest SUV shares the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio compact luxury SUV. As such, the Maserati Grecale will be built in the same factory as the Stelvio in Cassino, Italy.
Though Maserati has not shared any powertrain details, we expect the Grecale to share a number of engines from the Stelvio, including a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine and probably the Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 found in the high-performance Stelvio Quadifoglio.
Interestingly, the Maserati Grecale will also serve as the basis of the brand’s upcoming pure electric vehicle, which is expected to debut in 2022.
As for that Grecale name, the name was derived after a fierce northeastern wind in the Mediterranean. This is in line with the Italian brand naming some of its cars after winds, such as the Ghibli, Bora and Khamsin.