Maserati enters the luxury electric car segment
Maserati enters the luxury electric car segment

Italian luxury carmaker Maserati has unveiled an all-new Grecale compact SUV that will be available with a range of powertrains, including an all-electric version in 2023.

Grecale is at the forefront of Maserati's plans to become a pure electric car brand by 2030.

Maserati last week announced plans to launch a range of electric cars under the Fulgur brand, which means lightning in Italian.

The Grecale, the SUV crossover that sits under the mid-size Leenti's, was one of the first models to carry the brand name.

The company keeps most of its electric vehicle specifications, including range, battery size and charging time.

The electric Grecale uses a 400-volt architecture, similar to that used in most electric cars on the road today.

Maserati executives said last week that the Volgor will be based on its own EV platform and will not necessarily use the parent company's Stellantis EV platform.

The electric Grecale uses a modified version of the Giorgio platform, which is also used by Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

The grille features the Maserati Trident logo, while the Fulgur branding is located in the front spoiler on the driver's side. The tail lights are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT and complement the trapezoidal lines.

The infotainment system is powered by the Maserati Intelligent Multimedia System. The Sonus 3D sound system includes either 14 speakers or 21 speakers.

Maserati launches Grecale

In addition to the electric version, Maserati also produces two BAHV versions of the Grecale, GT and Moderna models, as well as the Trofeo model. The Trofeo V6 petrol engine is based on the Nettuno engine used in the Maserati MC20 sports car.

GT models start at $63,500. Modena Limited Edition (available for pre-order online for a limited time) starts at $77,400.

The electric versions of the GranTurismo and GranCabriolet predated the Grecale. The rest of the Fulgur range will be added in the coming months, including the MC20 Spyder, the new Quattroporte four-door sports car and the Levante electric SUV.

At dealerships, Grecale competes against other luxury electric cars including the Porsche Taycan, BMW iX, Mercedes EQE and Audi E-tron.

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