When Maserati launched the Levante — the marque’s very first SUV in its long and memorable history — back in 2016, it quickly became regarded as one of the best vehicles in its class. The Italian manufacturer is now back and looking to repeat its success in the SUV market with the brand new Maserati Grecale. Like the Levante, this beautiful machine doesn’t disappoint — perfectly balancing sportiness, elegance, versatility, and comfort.
The Grecale is available in three versions: the ‘GT’ is powered by a 1995 cc four-cylinder mild-hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; the ‘Modena’ is fitted with the same four-cylinder MHEV, but is tuned to generate a peak output of 330-hp; while the top-spec Trofeo features a high-performance 3000cc, 530hp petrol V6 based on the MC20 Nettuno engine. The Grecale Trofeo is capable of reaching 285 km/h, and a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.8 seconds.
It’s not just the powertrain that makes each of the three Grecale versions distinctive. The GT is 4,846 mm long with a height of 1,670 mm and a width of 1,948 mm, while the two other models are slightly different in their dimensions — though all variants share the same 2,901 mm wheelbase. The Trofeo’s grille is shifted slightly forward, and the rear wheel track of sportier Modena and Trofeo models has been increased by 34 mm when compared to the GT version. All versions of the Grecale feature four driving modes — COMFORT, GT, SPORT, and OFF-ROAD, while the Trofeo offers an exclusive fifth CORSA mode, designed for a more spirited driving experience.
For the interior, Maserati has taken the minimalistic route with subtle touch controls. The driver can make use of a large central 12.3-inch screen and a secondary 8.8-inch panel, while touchscreens are also available for the rear passengers.
Maserati has also announced a full-electric version of the SUV, named the Grecale Folgore. As the automaker’s first 100% electric SUV, it will be equipped with a 105 kW/h battery using 400V technology, though a date has yet to be set for its inclusion in the new lineup. Until then, we’re perfectly happy to welcome the Grecale hybrid and petrol models to Hong Kong, with right-hand drive versions expected to arrive locally in Q4 of this year, starting from around HK$ 800,000.