Here’s a first look at the 2023 Maserati Grecale, the marque’s second SUV, following its Levante, introduced six years ago. A bit larger than the Porsche Macan, the Grecale’s base trim, called GT, has a 296-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine teamed with a 48-volt starter/generator.
We’ve assembled our “12 Classics Cars of Christmas” with cars that inspire lust but won’t end up gathering dust in the garage. A few, admittedly, may also bring back Santa’s own memories searching in every store only to find all have been sold. We even included a few stocking stuffers for family enjoyment.
The Levante takes its name from a warm Mediterranean wind. Maserati must get credit for successfully transferring its design language to the SUV form. There doesn’t appear to be a straight line anywhere on the body, just plenty of elegant curves and no attempt to look truckish. Squint, and you can see a bit of Infiniti’s SUV designs here and there, and the mini fender vents still look a bit Buick-ish to some.