This is the Maserati Grecale Trofeo, the exotic small SUV. Today I’m reviewing this Grecale, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the Grecale and show you what it’s like to drive.The Grecale embraces a new luxury paradigm made of tradition, innovation, and concrete vision. Every detail has a purpose. Every function expresses emotion, down to the smallest knob.
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The Grecale is an SUV in the very popular compact segment, and the Grecale Trofeo ups the ante with 523 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque on tap, with the ability to reach 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds.The Maserati also features standard full-time all-wheel drive, an electronic limited slip rear differential, adaptive dampers and an air suspension system that’s linked to the drive mode selected.
The passenger cabin is also well turned-out with materials such as exposed carbon fibre and perforate leather setting the tone. The interior is available in either black with red or yellow contrast stitching, or in a two-tone motif that pairs black with dark red or ice.
The Grecale will be available with 300 or 330 PS mild hybrid inline-four powertrains and a 530 PS V6 engine for the Trofeo specification.A full electric version, to be called Folgore, has been announced. It will be equipped with a 105 kWh battery and is projected to go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 model.The Folgore features dual motors that each produce 279 hp, adding up to 558 hp altogether.