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The Maserati Grecale now also comes with an electric motor

The Folgore nameplate expands to the luxury SUV

Maserati's new corporate look seems to have worked. PHOTO FROM MASERATI

The Maserati Grecale is the Italian marque’s second crossover SUV that initially launched with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mild hybrid and the exciting Nettuno V6 from the MC20. Almost a year after its debut, the Mediterranean wind has also breezed in silence with a new electric variant.

No fake exhaust cutouts, but a pair of smooth, body-colored lines instead. PHOTOS FROM MASERATI

The new Grecale Folgore is also the brand’s second electrified vehicle, carrying a 400V battery enough to blow the competition with 800Nm of torque. Nothing specific has been said about power and top speed (even range), but the electric SUV is expected to reach over 500hp and 200km/h.

Eco-friendly materials only appear in the appropriate model. PHOTOS FROM MASERATI

The interior layout remains familiar in the ICE and hybrid models, with the same 12.3-inch driver display, infotainment and climate control screens in the middle, and Sonus Faber sound system. What makes the Folgore unique is the sustainable Econyl fabric, taken from fishing nets salvaged from underwater, stitched throughout the dashboard and the seats.

From Sicily to Sweden and finally to Shanghai. PHOTOS FROM MASERATI

Maserati says that its model lineup will have a electric model by 2025, and will charge into pure electrification five years after. Alongside the GranTurismo Folgore and a possible EV supercar, could this new phase bring more interest in the Trident?

Justin Young

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