We’ll see the new Maserati Grecale revealed before 2021. Maserati has announced a November debut date, but today we get a glimpse of the interior of the sporty crossover. Or at least the most important parts anyway.
We have already seen the Grecale greenhouse once; we have Walter Vayr on Facebook to thank for those images as well as this new twist that reveals much of the dashboard. A surprisingly small touchscreen is in the foreground in the photo, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With the Grecale positioned under the Levante, the infotainment system seems well-proportioned for a compact SUV. It borrows the round Levante clock sitting atop the dashboard, but the overall design seems specific to Greece in terms of layout and trim. Its sporty nature also shines through with the huge paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
On the outside, we see the same blue-black camouflage spied on on previous prototypes. To be more precise, this appears to be a lower trim model due to the wheels having a more solid appearance and the modest tailpipes at the rear. A prototype believed to be the Trofeo was filmed with more elaborate wheels and prominent red brake calipers, not to mention the bold trapezoidal exhaust tips under the rear fascia. As such, it’s entirely possible that we’re seeing a larger touchscreen in the Grecale lineup compared to what we’re seeing here.
These images remind us that, although technically a crossover, the Grecale is a very low machine. It should match the Porsche Macan well, and if it uses the MC20’s 621 horsepower (463 kilowatt) twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 from the MC20, it could be a legitimate rocket. If it borrows the 505 hp (377 kW) twin-turbo six-cylinder from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio (which the Grecale shares its platform with), the compact Maserati would still be a super SUV. That said, we’re also expecting a mild hybrid version and possibly something all-electric.
The Grecale journey officially begins in about two months. That’s plenty of time for more teasers and spy photos to whet our appetites further.