The New Maserati Grecale arrives in the Philippines | Motourismo

The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”.

Unveiling the New Maserati Grecale SUV on June 21, 2023 at the Samsung Hall in Taguig City.

Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant. 

The GT and Trofeo

At a launch event held on June 21, 2023 at the Samsung Hall at SM Aura Premier, Maserati together with the Philippine distributors, Modena Motorsports, Inc, announced the arrival of the Maserati Grecale in the Philippines. Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever. 

The ceremonial toast from left; Mody Llamas, Jr. President of Ferrari Philippines Kimura Takayuki, Head of Maserati in the Pacific Region, and Sam Verzosa, President of Modena Motorsports, Inc.

An extremely wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history.

Two versions were rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20. While Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine will be available for indent ordering.

The GT and Trofeo

The Grecale is also available in the PrimaSerie Launch Edition, a limited edition featuring exclusive content. To complete the range, the Grecale Folgore is the 100% electric version with 400V technology.

“Grecale embodies a perfect blend of sportiness and sophistication,” said Takayuki Kimura, Head of Maserati Asia Pacific. “As the inaugural offering for a new segment of Maserati, we are very excited to bring Grecale to the Philippines to turn everyday journeys into extraordinary driving experiences.”

“As a product of tradition, innovation, and concrete vision, Grecale ushers in a luxurious new standard for its class,” said Sam Versoza, President of Modena Motorsports, Inc., the official Maserati importer, and dealer in the Philippines. “We at Modena Motorsports Inc. are beyond elated to deliver Grecale to our shores, and with it, a new driving experience that takes the elegance, style, and performance of a Maserati to a bold, new direction.” 

The new SUV stands out in terms of spaciousness and comfort. It sports best-in-class levels of interior space, driveability, handling, acceleration (0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds – on the Trofeo), top speed (285 km/h – again on the Trofeo), sound quality and extensive use of fine materials such as wood, carbon fibre and leather.

Its dimensions are a major factor: in the GT version, Grecale is 4,846 mm long with a wheelbase of 2,901 mm, a height of 1,670 mm, a width of 2,163 mm (including wing mirrors), with a rear wheel track of 1,948 mm (and even greater in the Trofeo).

The design of Grecale embraces Maserati’s new visual symbol, which distinguishes every new model since the MC20. The front features a low and imposing grille. The profile is notable for its contrast between purity and technique, with a highly fluid body featuring meandering, visual forms and its technical components highlighted with carbon fibre. In the rear, the boomerang taillights are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT and fit in with the trapezoidal line, made even more striking by the coupĂ© effect of the cabin and its finish like a sports car's.

In the cabin, standout tech specs include the traditional Maserati clockface. Digital for the first time, it transforms into a veritable in-car concierge, courtesy of voice control.

Everything becomes touch-based, with extreme aesthetic cleanliness. The technology is controlled from the displays: the large 12.3” central screen, the largest ever seen in a Maserati, another 8.8” display for the extra controls and a third for the passengers in the rear seats.

The in-car sound is pushed to the absolute limits of enjoyment by an all-round sound experience, ensured by the typical Maserati roar and the immersive Sonus faber 3D sound system. The Sonus faber system – as standard at Premium level – includes 14 speakers, or 21 speakers on demand at High Premium level. 

Every journey is transformed into a unique adventure that combines dynamic comfort and an unforgettable driving experience, made possible by the extraordinary handling provided by the new, 100% Maserati Vehicle Dynamic Control Module (VDCM) system and the 360° control it offers over the car. The option of complete control translates into a clear distinction between the various DRIVE MODES: COMFORT, GT, SPORT, CORSA (Trofeo only) and OFF-ROAD. 

Post and photos by Arabelle Jimenez




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