Maserati has disclosed ideas for a new mid-sizing premium crossover, which will slot into the company’s line-up beneath the Levante. Known as the Maserati Grecale, it will contend in opposition to set up rivals these types of as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 when it reaches the European sector in 2022. Our exclusive graphic previews how it could seem.

The Grecale will be built on the exact platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’ll be run by the exact twin-turbocharged three.-litre V6 motor utilised in the not long ago launched MC20 supercar. Performance figures for the SUV are but to be confirmed – but the Nettuno motor is capable of developing 622bhp and 730Nm of torque.

Like the MC20, Maserati will also provide the Grecale with a pure-electric powered powertrain. Energy and torque figures for the electric powered design are but to be confirmed, but Maserati has advised that the architecture will characteristic the latest 800-volt technology (like the Porsche Taycan) and guidance up to 300kW fast-charging.

The Grecale will also introduce a new badging composition for Maserati. From 2022, all of the company’s pure-electric powered versions will have the “Folgore” suffix which, alternatively fittingly, interprets from Italian into English as “lightning.”

To bridge the hole concerning the two extremes, Maserati will also provide a range of electrified powertrains. Once again, specs are unconfirmed, but one particular selection obtainable to Maserati is the 325bhp 2.-litre mild-hybrid petrol motor from the Ghibli, whose mounting points are appropriate with the Stelvio’s platform.

Maserati has set  a amount of targets for the Grecale the business statements it will have the greatest prime velocity of any SUV in its course, whilst also currently being the quickest accelerating, best dealing with and most spacious. Ambitiously, Maserati also ideas to go up in opposition to the Germans in terms of technology, professing the Grecale will provide the best in course sound process.

Judging by these photographs, the Grecale will characteristic the common Maserati styling cues. Up entrance, there’ll be a broad, slatted radiator grille and vented wings. The SUV’s rear appears akin to the Levante’s with a similarly formed tailgate, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust process.

Maserati’s teaser for the new Grecale follows the company’s the latest announcement on its item tactic. The model suggests it will introduce thirteen new autos around the subsequent 3 years – 7 of which will be unveiled prior to 2022. Maserati’s revamped range will also incorporate a host of new hybrid versions and a substitute for the Gran Turismo.

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