Maserati will expand its range in November with the introduction of its new Grecale crossover. We knew in August that the brand would reveal it that month, but today the company announced that the model would have its world premiere on November 16. The debut takes place in Milan, Italy.
The Grecale, which has been anything but a secret, will be placed under the Levante in the Maserati range. Spy photos showed a crossover that looks low, sporty and luxurious, wrapped in Maserati-branded styling touches, though camouflage has hidden most of the details. However, earlier this month Grecale parts, including the slotted grille, appeared online for sale.
Spy photos also gave a glimpse of its interior, revealing a small infotainment screen tucked well below the top of the dashboard and the dash mounted clock. It looks like the screen is draining into the dashboard below and into the center console as well. Photos also revealed that the crossover got huge paddle shifters behind the wheel, hinting at its sportier nature.
Maserati hasn’t mentioned what will power the Grecale, but the company has options. Rumors have indicated that the Maserati MC20’s 621 horsepower (463 kilowatt) twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is making its way into the Grecale. There is also a good chance that the MC20 engine will be reserved for the high-performance version Grecale Trofeo whose arrival is confirmed.
However, the standard engine is likely to be a 2.0-liter mild hybrid unit. Another available engine option is the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that powers the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, developing 505 hp (377 kW). The Stelvio and Grecale share a platform, so Maserati using the Alfa’s powertrain wouldn’t be much of a surprise. We know there will be an all-electric version in the future as well, and it will fall below the Levante in the brand’s lineup. We expect more official Greek details to arrive ahead of its reveal.