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2023 Maserati Grecale Debuts As Global Lincoln Nautilus Rival

Back in June of 2020, Ford Authority reported that the next-generation Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus had been canceled as the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant – where both models are currently built – will be retooled to produce five new EVs starting in 2025. That early report was again confirmed back in January, sealing the fate of Lincoln’s luxury crossover. Regardless, in the meantime, the Nautilus will be gaining another rival in the brand new 2023 Maserati Grecale, which was just revealed.

The 2023 Maserati Grecale slots in the automaker’s lineup just below the Levante and is a bit smaller in size, giving Maserati a crossover to compete with the likes of the Nautilus, Porsche Macan, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio in a red hot segment. In terms of styling, the Grecale borrows several elements from the recently-revealed MC20 mid-engine supercar, particularly up front in the grille and headlights.

Powertrain options are plentiful, with the base GT coming equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L inline four-cylinder gas engine and a 48-volt hybrid system that makes 296 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up to the Modena nets buyers the same powertrain with 325 horsepower, while the range-topping Trofeo offers a detuned version of the MC20’s turbo 3.0L V6 that cranks out 523 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Performance ranges from a low five-second 0-60 time for the two four-cylinder models to around 3.6 seconds for the Trofeo. An all-electric version – dubbed the Folgore – will also be available in 2023.

All Grecale models come equipped with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, while an air suspension and adaptive dampers are optional on the GT and Modeno and standard on the Trofeo. Inside the cabin, Maserati has fitted the Grecale with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and infotainment screen, as well as an 8.8-inch touchscreen that handles climate controls and various other functions.

The 2023 Maserati Grecale will launch in the U.S. this summer with starting prices of $64,995 for the GT and $78,895 for the Modena Limited Edition, while pricing for the Trofeo has not yet been announced.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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