With the Maserati Grecale Folgore electric SUV, the Italian carmaker is now also entering the electromobility market. The crossover is to be launched as early as 2023 and will be offered with classic combustion engines, as a plug-in hybrid and as a pure electric car.
Maserati Grecale Folgore: City SUV also purely electric
With a world premiere, carmaker Maserati presented its first new crossover SUV in Modena, Italy, in the form of the Maserati Grecale, which will also be offered purely electrically with the name suffix Folglore.
The new launch was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, while production takes place at the Cassino plant. Three versions of the SUV are to be offered at market launch in 2023.
The Grecale GT comes with a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine that produces 223 kW. The Maserati Grecale Modena with a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine, on the other hand, comes with a whopping 246 kilowatts, and the Trofeo with a V6 internal combustion engine produces 395 kW. The gasoline-powered top model is said to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a maximum top speed of 285 km/h.
The specifications of the all-electric Maserati Grecale Folgore, on the other hand, have been meager, and the manufacturer has not yet published any information about it. In purely visual terms, it differs from the other models at least in that it has a closed radiator grille.
Noble and futuristic it goes in the interior of the Maserati Grecale. Here, they combine a 12.3-inch display in the center of the dashboard with another 8.8-inch panel for the additional controls, as well as another display for the rear-seat passengers.
An all-round 3D sound system from Sonus faber provides the right acoustics. It is composed of either 14 or 21 loudspeakers to provide outstanding sound. With the aid of the Vehicle Dynamic Control Module (VDCM) system, it is possible to choose between different driving modes while driving. The options available are COMFORT, GT, SPORT, CORSA and OFF-ROAD.
The Maserati Grecale GT is 4,846 mm long, while the wheelbase measures 2,901 mm. The vehicle height is 1,670 mm, while the width (including mirrors) is 2,163 mm. The manufacturer has not provided details on the other models, but in purely visual terms they differ only marginally from the GT. The manufacturer has not yet revealed details on the prices and the release date of the Grecale and Maserati Grecale Folgore.