Maserati’s new SUV is nearing the end of its testing phase, but the prototypes remain covered in camouflage wrap. And by that we mean covered from top to bottom, including the wheels. This time around we are treated to a glimpse of the interior, which we have never seen before.
The best angle is on the driver’s side, where the steering wheel and the driver’s part of the dashboard are uncovered. The photos are from our friend Walter vayr on Facebook, and although they are filmed from a distance, it seems that the wheel of the Grecale is inspired by the MC20. The prominent round airbag and short three-spoke design are easily seen, not to mention the prominent shift paddles for the transmission. We can also see reflections from the digital dashboard, and from that perspective at least it’s quite different from the larger Levante and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which it shares the foundations of.
There are also shots of the passenger side with the door open, but all we can make out is a rectangular air conditioning vent at the corner of the dashboard. Everything else is covered, although the raised cover in the center of the dash suggests the infotainment screen could be placed high up as opposed to an integrated design. This would also distinguish the Grecale from the Levanti and the Stelvio.
On the outside, we have the same camouflage pattern with some lumpy chunks seen previously on the prototypes. If you’re wondering how we can be sure this is a Maserati Grecale, the camouflage wrap actually imprinted it with the automaker’s iconic trident symbol. Yes, the branded casing even reaches the wheels, presumably to blend in better with the body. The casing is still heavy, but these shots give us a glimpse of the rear of the Grecale where the rear light design with a bisecting metal strip is easy to spot.
The Grecale will be built alongside the Stelvio, and when it debuts later this year, we expect to find a standard 2.0-liter mild hybrid powertrain with the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 of the MC20 being an option. An all-electric version will come later after Maserati announces that all new models will have electrified variants. At this point, it only remains to pull the camouflage and formalize the Grecale.