As motoring enthusiasts, the Gadget-Gal team were thrilled to be invited to the official South African launch of the Maserati Grecale. We were excited to witness the unveiling of the iconic vehicle and to be part of the celebration.
Now that we’ve had the chance to take a closer look at the new Grecale, we can really appreciate the bold plans Maserati has for the luxury SUV market. From its sleek exterior design to its comfortable and convenient interior, the Maserati Grecale is sure to revolutionise the luxury SUV experience.
The Maserati Grecale is the latest addition to the Italian car maker’s line-up, hinting at their bold plans for the luxury SUV market. It features a sleek exterior design and comes with three models currently in the range. There are two “mild hybrids” (the GT and Modena) providing a 48v belt starter generator, giving additional oomph when needed and the very exciting Trofeo, complete with the Nettuno 3.0 litre twin-turbo V-6 borrowed from the blisteringly fast Maserati MC20.
The Grecale’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior. It has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and includes all the latest tech features and luxury materials. The Grecale has a stunning 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster. The Grecale also promises to be an audiophiles dream with a high-end sound system from self-proclaimed artisans of sound, Sonus Faber.
The Maserati Grecale is positioned to take on the Porsche Macan, BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC. It has all the luxury and performance that Maserati is known for, as well as the latest technology and features that make it stand out from the crowd. Built upon the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio this may be the vehicle that finally bridges the gap for Maserati with a price range starting at around R1.65 million. Maserati’s may now become toys for millionaires as well as billionaires!
Unfortunately, we haven’t yet had the chance to drive the Grecale but initial reviews from those who have, suggest this could well be a big hit with South African consumers.
The performance for each of the Grecale models is shown below:
||Power and engine