2023 Maserati Grecale in Ottawa, ON
Maserati is known across the world for building some of the most refined and high-performing roadsters to ever hit the road. The coming 2023 Maserati Grecale is the luxury automaker’s first foray into the hybrid marketplace, with its GT and Modena trim grades. Buyers interested in another powerful Maserati SUV option can still choose the top-of-the-line Trofeo trim with its twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. A purely electrified version is expected to eventually arrive in North America later in the Grecale’s production cycle and will be covered separately by Maserati of Ottawa. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see in the near future.
To be sure, the 2023 Maserati Grecale retains the soul of a race car, but its powertrain and performance capabilities keep an eye toward efficiency that is more important than ever. Both the GT and Modena models use a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine attached to the automaker’s mild hybrid system to bolster performance and fuel economy. Maserati of Ottawa customers wanting to maximize their performance scores can choose the Trofeo trim with its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre, V-6 that will produce 523 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
Each 2022 Maserati Grecale engine is attached to the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. It is specifically designed to provide smooth and immediate gear changes. Not only will the ZF transmission help drivers get the most out of their Grecale’s performance, but it will also help maintain strong fuel economy scores.
Available Air Suspension
In order to safely harness the power created by the 2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo, our manufacturing partner has implemented some high-performance features. The Maserati air suspension system is standard on the Trofeo trim and available on others. It can be calibrated in six positions to meet the needs of the driver.
|Grecale GT||Grecale Modena||Grecale Trofeo|
|Engine||2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Twin-turbo, 3.0-L, V-6|
|Horsepower/Torque (lb.-ft.)||296 / 332||325 / 332||523 / 457|
|Fuel Economy (combined cycle, L/100 km)||8.7 – 9.2||8.8 – 9.3||11.2|
|0-100 km/h (sec.)||5.6||5.3||3.8|
Sculpted Exterior Features
While the 2023 Grecale is an all-new vehicle design, it does borrow some elements from other platforms on the Maserati roster. The LED headlights are inspired by the MC20 super car. Each Grecale trim features the signature Trident mounted in the centre of the grille. Even the wheel designs are inspired by the iconic Maserati Trident. The dual exhaust tips give the 2023 Grecale a unique sound that identifies it as a Maserati vehicle.
Interior Italian Refinement
Comfort and refinement will always be at the centre of any Maserati SUV’s passenger cabin. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and those seats are covered in hand-stitched leather upholstery. As good as the interior looks, it is also functional with a clean lower centre console that features a large storage compartment, mobile phone charging area and spacious armrest. In lieu of door handles, the Grecale uses a highly tactile button to open the doors.
Digital Gauge Cluster
An advanced platform like the 2023 Maserati Grecale needs an advanced gauge cluster. A 12.3-inch full-colour digital gauge cluster replaces old-school analog gauges that can be configured to show the driver the information they need. Also, the ambient lighting of the Grecale Trofeo will change based on which driving mode is selected.
It’s never advisable to take your eyes off the road while driving. The available heads-up display will show critical driving and navigation data to the person behind the wheel without being distracting or obtrusive. Additionally, safety alerts will appear in the HUD as needed.
Dual Screen Interface
Touchscreens are fairly ubiquitous in the automotive industry these days. However, Maserati takes the idea to the next step by offering a dual-screen interface. The upper 12.3-inch display will control the infotainment system and multimedia functions. The lower 8.8-inch screen controls the vehicle’s climate control system using smart gestures so the driver can focus on the road.
The native Maserati infotainment system is very capable and compatible with outside devices and systems. Some of the features future 2023 Grecale owners can expect to see include:
- Amazon Alexa
- Google Assistant
- Wi-Fi hotspot supports 8 devices
- Onboard GPS navigation
- Connected Care Maserati Connect
- Driver Assistance Plus
- Techssistance Package
- Premium Package
- Inox Sport Pedals
- Four available trim options
- 10-way adjustable driver’s seat
- Nerissimo Package
- 360° Surround View Camera
The 2023 Maserati Grecale is a truly unique vehicle platform. It offers highly fuel-efficient options as well as models that would be at home on a race track. As is always the case with Maserati vehicles, the experience a buyer wants, is the one they can get. After you finish working with a Maserati of Ottawa product expert to take your Grecale home, be sure to stop by our service department to schedule your new SUV’s first oil change. We can’t wait to work with you for a long time.