Maserati introduced its first electric SUV, the Grecale Folgore. It was shown alongside the ICE-powered Grecale and it gets the same design language as the former. This model of the Maserati will go on sale in the year 2023. The Giorgio platform, on which it is built, is different from the ones used for Stellantis EVs. The platform used will be a modified take on Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s platform.
Maserati Grecale Folgore: Exterior Design
The exterior design of the new Grecale Folgore is a very close match to the much bigger Levante model. Although the SUV does have hints of the new MC20 as well. It has a very low vertical grille which is similar to that of the MC20. At the rear end, the car has a new taillight design shaped in the form of a boomerang. This was inspired by the 3200 GT sports coupe. The model also gets chrome detailing on the front grille, new bumpers as well as a widened rear track.
Maserati Grecale Folgore: Interior and tech
The cabin for the new Grecale Folgore has not been revealed yet, so information is limited. But it will have the same interior layout as the Grecale. Although Maserati did confirm that Econyl material will be used majorly on the interior upholstery. This material is recycled from old fishing nets and is nylon. It is found in cars like the Stellantis EVs and the electric Fiat 500. The cabin will also have a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a voice command feature, a digital driver’s display, an 8.8-inch central touchscreen and a new digital clock.
Engine and Performance
The Grecale Folgore has a highly upgraded version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform. Its battery size will be 105 kWh and has 400-volt electrification. The details of the electric motor are not revealed yet but the SUV will reportedly get a power of 540 bhp and torque of 800 Nm.
Since its ICE counterpart will come with an AWD configuration, we expect the same for the EV variant as well. This means a dual-motor configuration, one motor on each axle. A maximum range and precise performance figures have not been revealed yet either.
The Grecale Folgore is big in size, and it invites rivals like the BMW iX3 and the Mercedes-Benz EQC. It will also have competition from the Porsche Macan EV and the Audi Q6 e-tron in international markets after its launch in 2023. Maserati aims to release six new electric Maserati models by the year 2025, and the Grecale Folgore is one of them.