The 2022 Maserati Grecale is expected to be a luxury compact crossover SUV, meaning it’ll be smaller than the Levante. Exact details still remain unavailable but Maserati has released a few images of an advanced prototype testing. Chances are that the 2022 Maserati Grecale will utilize the same rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Although the Grecale is nowhere near as fantastical as the new MC20 supercar, it will certainly appeal to a wider audience—one that has shown an insatiable appetite for compact utes.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2022 Maserati Grecale will be available with a gas engine as well as an all-electric and hybrid powertrain. While it’s difficult to speculate on the two latter options, we do believe the Maserati could receive a version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder that powers the base Stelvio. This also suggests it could feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear- or all-wheel drive.
If we’re lucky, a potential Trofeo version of the 2022 Maserati Grecale could even feature the Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 as seen in the fire-breathing Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Regardless of what’s under the hood, the smallest Maserati ute will likely attempt to appease people who enjoy having their luxury dish with an extra helping of performance.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Maserati hasn’t announced fuel-economy ratings for the 2022 Grecale. With the availability of all-electric and hybrid powertrains, it will have the chance to compete with alternatives such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid. Once we get official information and have the opportunity to take the Grecale variants on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate the lineup’s real-world mpg.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Maserati is known for integrating large amounts of both luxury and performance into its vehicles, which should continue to be the case with the 2022 Maserati Grecale. We haven’t a clue as to what the interior design will look like, but we’re confident it’ll reflect the brand’s affluent aesthetic.
That means rich materials and lots of upscale amenities. Passengers should have enough space to be comfortable as long as those in the back aren’t too tall or riding three-across. If cargo space is anything like what the Stelvio has to offer, the Maserati won’t be among the most capacious crossovers in this class.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Every compact luxury crossover offers a touchscreen infotainment system and popular connectivity features. We expect Grecale to follow that trend by offering standard content such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as desirable options such as wireless charging and a premium audio system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
We expect the compact ute to have an array of standard and optional driver-assistance technology. For more information about 2022 Maserati Grecale’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
- New Maserati Grecale teased
- Small Macan-sized SUV
- Will share Alfa Romeo Stelvio parts
- Could come with a 510hp V6
- Will be revealed in late 2021
- Expected to go on sale in 2022
- Likely to cost from around £50,000