Maserati’s Compact SUV Joins in Hybrid Format

Maserati has unveiled its latest performance crossover, the mid-sized SUV Grecale which joins its bigger sibling, the Levante.

The new car features two four-cylinder mild hybrid powertrains plus the range topping V6 self-charging hybrid Trofeo model. This claims a high-performance 3.0L 526bhp gasoline V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20 boasting an expected 0-62mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 177mph.

Two other launch versions include the GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 296bhp and the Modena, with a four-cylinder 326bhp mild hybrid engine. A full BEV version, the Grecale Folgore, will join the line-up by 2025.

Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant.

Inside, in the cabin, everything becomes touch-based controlled from the displays: the 12.3-inch central screen is the largest ever seen in a Maserati, while there’s another 8.8-inch display for the extra controls and a third for the passengers in the rear seats. The in-car experience is managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system from Maserati Connect.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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