The Trofeo dares you to try all its drive modes.
The Maserati Grecale is on the verge of arriving. If Maserati’s teaser campaign feels like it’s gone on forever, it’s because it has — at least in automotive standards. The compact crossover was formally introduced by the Italian company on September 10, 2020. After a year and a half, we finally have a small video that will serve as the last Grecale teaser.
This teaser, like the others, shows a brief peek of a specific region with an ambiguous description of a feature. The distinctive Maserati fender vents with a Trofeo logo may be seen here. Because it is the Levante’s top model, logic dictates that it will also be the Grecale’s flagship. The non-specific section is accompanied by a challenge to “test my * driving modes.” How many different driving modes are there? The obvious answer is multiple, but we’re left to conjecture, much as we were with a prior teaser promising ** display screens inside.
Soon enough, the guessing game will be over. The new Grecale will be positioned below the Levante and will share its platform with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it will have its own personality inside the Maserati universe. The two crossovers are likely to share certain similarities, especially in lower trim levels, where the Stelvio’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is slated to serve as the base model. In the Alfa, it produces 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts), and there’s little reason to believe that will vary much in the Grecale. In fact, we’ve heard that a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with over 500 horsepower could be an option (373 kW).
According to a delectable rumour, the Grecale’s ultimate performance trim could include something a touch more potent. The Maserati MC20 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 621 horsepower (462 kW), and if it makes its way into the Grecale Trofeo, it may become a serious challenger among the current crop of high-performance crossovers and SUVs. It is, however, only a hearsay at this time.
Maserati’s explanation is that the Grecale wasn’t supposed to be teased for 18 months. It was intended to be released in November 2021, but a global epidemic and persistent supply chain difficulties forced a postponement.
Will the Grecale be worth the wait in the end? We’re less than 24 hours away from finding out after a year and a half of waiting. Right here on Autobizz.in, you can watch the debut and learn everything there is to know about the new Maserati Grecale as soon as the covers come off.