Maserati is in the middle of a renaissance or rebirth, as the famed Italian marque continues to revamp its lineup. While the brand continues to improve its trio of standard vehicles (Levante, Quattroporte, and Ghibli), Maserati introducing new products like the MC20 super sportscar and the GranTurismo sports tourer. But there is one new vehicle that is focused on bringing more sales to the Italian premium luxury brand – the Grecale.
Named after a Mediterranean wind, the Grecale is the brand’s first entry into the midsized SUV market. Based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the all-new Grecale slots just below the popular Levante SUV.
While Maserati engineers continue to fine-tune the new Grecale, one Polish website is now selling parts for the yet-to-be unveiled D-SUV.
The story was originally broke by Motor1.com when a reader sent an anonymous tip, stating that the online store called Allegro, has several parts for the Grecale listed on their site. The list includes several hoods, front quarter panels, a set of wheels and tires, headlamps, tail lamps, front fascia, and even a steering wheel. All of the parts are listed as “USED” and are from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
According to Motor1, a similar situation happened last year when parts for the yet-to-be-released 2021 BMW M5 CS appeared for sale online a few months before its debut.
One interesting fact we are now learning about the Grecale thanks to the online ad is the tire and wheel size. The Grecale will feature a staggered setup similar to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Unlike the Quadrifoglio, this particular Grecale model will feature 21-inch x 9-inch aluminum wheels with 255/40R21 Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires in the front and 21-inch x 10-inch aluminum wheels with 295/35R21 rubber for the rear. The tires have a “Y” speed rating, which means the tires are rated for 186 mph (300 km/h).
This leads us to think that this wheel and tire setup could be for the high-performance Trofeo model. While the tire speed rating doesn’t tell us the vehicle’s true top speed, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio on which the Grecale is based has a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) and also runs on Y rated rubber.
The Grecale will be assembled at the recently updated Cassino Assembly Plant in Italy. The plant received an €800 million in preparation for the launch of the new midsized luxury SUV.
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