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Maserati Grecale Arrives In America, Starts At $63,500 And You Can Build Yours Now

This Maserati Grecale Having arrived in the US, buyers should be prepared for a sticker shock, as the model starts at $63,500.

First up is the entry-level Grecale GT, which features 19-inch alloys, a brushed chrome grille and a bright dual exhaust system.

While Maserati didn’t release a detailed equipment list, the crossover has 10-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard, and polished trim. Customers will also find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, an 8.8-inch vehicle information display and a digital clock. They’re joined by a leather-wrapped steering wheel and fixed aluminum shift paddles.

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Several options will be offered, including a $5,500 Premium Package that adds 12-way power heated and ventilated front seats, premium leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and a dual-pane panoramic glass sunroof. The $8,700 Premium Plus package builds on heated rear seats, three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, open-pore wood trim, and a 21-speaker Sonus Faber premium audio system.

Other options include a wireless smartphone charger, a head-up display and a handling package that includes adaptive suspension and a limited-slip differential. Customers can also choose between two different driver assistance packages, with the $3,100-plus version featuring Active Driving Assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, intersection collision assist, traffic sign recognition and blind-spot monitors .

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Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with mild-hybrid technology, producing 296 horsepower (221 kW/300 hp) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel-drive system. This setup enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h), and achieve a fuel economy rating of 22 per gallon city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

    The Maserati Grecale arrives in the US, starts at $63,500, and you can build your own now

Moving up the trim ladder is the $72,900 Grecale Modena. It has a sporty look with gloss black trim, a dark quad-pipe exhaust system and larger 20-inch wheels. The model also comes standard with a limited-slip rear differential.

Stepping into the cabin, buyers will find 12-way power leather front seats and open-pore wood trim. There appear to be some other extras, such as heated front seats, but full details remain elusive.

Regardless, the Modena has an uprated 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 325 horsepower (242 kilowatts/330 hp) and 332 pound-feet (450 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, the sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) drops to five seconds, while top speed remains unchanged at 149 mph (240 km/h). Plus, there’s no penalty at the pump as fuel economy ratings remain at 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.

    The Maserati Grecale arrives in the US, starts at $63,500, and you can build your own now

At the top of the range is the Grecale Trofeo, which starts at an eye-popping $102,500. It features an aggressive front bumper, unique side skirts and carbon fiber trim. Buyers will also find 21-inch wheels, standard air suspension, a unique quad-pipe exhaust system, and more powerful brakes with larger discs backed by Brembo calipers.

The sporty styling continues inside the cabin, as buyers will find perforated leather seats with contrast stitching and a herringbone pattern. They’re held together by carbon fiber trim, which we consider extra equipment.

While the price is ridiculously high, so is the performance that the Grecale Trofeo is equipped with Twin-turbo 3.0-litre Nettuno V6. It produces 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 457 lb-ft (619 Nm) of torque, which gives it a slight edge over the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which starts at $85,675 and is equipped with a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 505 hp (377 kW/512 hp) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque.

Alfa aside, the performance-focused Grecale accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h). However, fuel economy ratings drop to 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

There are still some issues, but you can Build the Maserati Grecale Here.

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