2022 Maserati Grecale SUV will be available as electric Folgore model

New Maserati Grecale SUV will rival the Porsche Macan and share parts with Alfa Romeo Stelvio

  • V6 petrol and electric versions due
  • All electric Maseratis to get Folgore badging
  • MC20 supercar finally revealed

Maserati has confirmed the ‘Grecale’ name for its second SUV, which will be launched in 2022. Available with a range of powertrains, including a fully electric option, the Grecale will sit underneath the Maserati Levante and rival the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Jaguar F-Pace.

The electric version will be named ‘Folgore’, which means ‘lightning’ in Italian. No specifications are available yet but we’re told the car will have the same charging tech as the Porsche Taycan and will be able to accept fast-charging at up to 300kW. That should mean an 80% top-up takes around 20 minutes, or even less, provided you can find a charger powerful enough.

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A powerful V6 petrol engine will also be offered. The 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine will also power the Maserati MC20 supercar, which was launched last night, the 9 September. In the MC20, the engine produces 622bhp; that amount of power in the SUV would make it one of the most powerful SUVs on sale. The Grecale will be built on the same production line as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the two cars will share some parts.

Maserati will also offer electrified options between the V6 and Folgore models. We’d expect the new mild-hybrid engine from the Maserati Ghibli to be fitted, while a plug-in hybrid powertrain can’t be ruled out either.

These teaser images suggest the styling will take cues from the bigger Levante. Maserati’s concave six-sided grille will feature, alongside the company’s triple air vent fender design and a similar window shape to the Levante.

It’s thought Maserati will look to introduce electric versions of nearly every car it sells by 2024, all with the Folgore badging. Replacements for the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the first models to feature fully electric options. The electric Grecale Folgore will rival the BMW iX3, Jaguar I-Pace and the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.

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