Maserati reveals all-electric SUV
Maserati unveiled Tuesday a prototype of its first all-electric car, a midsized crossover referred to as the Grecale that marks the following step in its plan to go totally electrical by 2030.
The Grecale is slated to debut in two flavors: fuel and electrical. Gasoline-engine variations will arrive later this 12 months, whereas the battery-electric mannequin from Maserati’s new electrified Folgore (“Thunderbolt”) lineup will arrive in 2023.
The twin-pronged technique permits Maserati to proceed delivering on its repute for beefy inner combustion engines – the Grecale’s high trim carries the identical 523-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine from the Maserati MC20 sports activities automotive – whereas transitioning to battery expertise.
The Grecale Folgore would be the first of six EVs Maserati plans to ship by 2025, a waypoint on the automaker’s highway map to turning into an all-electric model.
Maserati’s Folgore portfolio will launch with the debut of the all-electric Grecale and Granturismo and Grancabrio GTs in 2023. Battery-electric variations of its MC20 Spyder, Levante SUV and Quattroporte sedan will observe by 2025.
Named after a Greek wind, Grecale will develop into the second utility car within the automaker’s portfolio. The bigger Levante SUV, which first debuted in 2017, accounts for 60% of the model’s gross sales. The Grecale is anticipated to be a high vendor for the model as a result of it faucets into rising shopper demand for each luxurious SUVs and electrical automobiles.
Maserati didn’t present pricing or estimated vary for the Grecale EV. Nonetheless, the corporate did reveal particulars on a few of the upcoming car’s options, together with that it’ll include a Sonus faber sound system together with a 21-speaker choice, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, an 8.8-inch show for added controls, and what the automaker describes as “segment-leading” cabin and cargo house.
Final week, Maserati CEO Davide Grasso mentioned the automaker has spent greater than 18 months tuning the sound of its electrical motors.
“The Maserati sound has at all times been a really crucial aspect defining the model and the product,” Grasso mentioned. “It’s been a demanding course of, and I’m really actually excited in regards to the outcomes.”
The Italian automaker’s deal with battery expertise comes as its Stellantis mother or father firm, a three way partnership between Fiat-Chrysler and PSA Group, targets gross sales of 5 million EVs globally by 2030. The corporate plans to promote greater than 75 battery-electric fashions to fulfill its purpose of deriving half of its U.S. gross sales from EVs and turning into a totally electrical model in Europe.