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We head over to the Maserati showroom in Singapore for a first look at the upcoming new Grecale, the firm's first foray into the luxury compact SUV segment.

22 Jun 2022 | Local News : Singapore

Maserati has offered members of the media here in Singapore the opportunity to see the new Grecale luxury compact SUV in the metal at an exclusive event held at its showroom.

The Grecale is said to offer customers a blend of exhilarating performance alongside high levels of luxury and spaciousness, which are all going be needed as it is facing up against some tough competition.

3.0-litre V6 puts out a whopping 523bhp in the Maserati Grecale Trofeo
This competition comes in the form of the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and the Audi Q5, although its most direct rival when it comes to price and brand prestige is likely to be the Porsche Macan (Maserati Singapore has yet to reveal its local prices for the Grecale).

It's a very good thing then, that early impressions of the Maserati Grecale are good. To start, the car is set to be available here in all the three variants offered internationally.

This lineup starts first with the Maserati Grecale GT, which comes equipped with a 2.0-litre four cylinder producing 296bhp. The Maserati Grecale Modena meanwhile, also utilises a 2.0-litre four cylinder, but instead puts out a total of 325bhp. Both these variants sport 48V mild hybrid technology.

Stopping power in the Trofeo is provided by dual-cast perforated and ventilated discs, held by Brembo six-piston calipers
But for those that think a Porsche Macan GTS is too pedestrian, or that a BMW X3 M Competition is just not quite enough, there's also the high-performance Maserati Grecale Trofeo (which is the car you see in the pictures above) to consider.

This variant utilises a 3.0-litre V6 similar to that found in the Maserati MC20 supercar, here pushing out a total of 523bhp and 620Nm of torque. That output is not only more than the 503bhp the aforementioned BMW offers, but is also enough to see the Maserati Grecale completing the century sprint in just 3.8 seconds.

And there's plenty of visual drama to match that performance as well, with the Maserati-iconic large grille framing the central trident featuring up front in the Grecale. Other notable Maserati design touches here include the use of the triple vents just aft of the front wheel (which Maserati is keen to stress are functional), as well as the placement of the Trident badge on the C-pillar of the Grecale.

An additional 8.8-inch screen below the main infotainment unit will provide easy access to air-conditioning and seating controls
And at the rear, the car comes equipped with boomerang-shaped taillights, said to be a reinvention of those found in the 3200GT.

Step into the Maserati Grecale and you'll find more than enough screens to leave an Audi Q5 owner jealous. A 12.3-inch instrument cluster here works with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, while an additional 8.8-inch below this infotainment screen will offer access to the air-conditioning controls alongside the interior and exterior lighting options, freeing the cabin from the need for physical buttons.

A head-up display is also offered in the Grecale - a first in any Maserati. And as if that's not enough, there's also a nifty little digital clock, which sits on the dashboard, ready to transform into a drive-car interface by emitting a response signal whenever a voice command is issued to the car. Maserati states this digital clock can additionally transform into a compass of a G-force meter if necessary.

Maserati Grecale Trofeo comes with a total of 570 litres of boot space at the rear
And even if you've been relegated to the rear, there's still a claimed best-in-class spaciousness to look forward to in the Grecale, alongside high levels of comfort promised from an air suspension system, which comes standard on the Grecale Trofeo, and is available as an option on the other two variants.

And there's also a Sonus faber sound system for all to enjoy here, available in two different specifications with the highest of the two delivering a total of 21 speakers and an output of up to 1,000W.

Official agent Tridente Automobili is now taking orders for all three variants of the Maserati Grecale, and this yellow Trofeo will be available for all to view until 30 June 2022 at the Maserati showroom, located at 30 Leng Kee Road.

Car Model Price as of press time
Maserati Grecale 2.0 GT T.B.A
Maserati Grecale 2.0 Modena T.B.A
Maserati Grecale 3.0 V6 Trofeo T.B.A

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