Showboat: Maserati reveals name of upcoming SUV through Multi 70's mainsail

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Maserati recently revealed the name of its upcoming crossover SUV via the brand’s laboratory boat, the Maserati Multi 70.

As the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 was hoisted, the name “Grecale” appeared. This marks the start of the countdown, as the Grecale SUV is due to have its official unveiling this November.

Fans of Maserati know that there’s more to the dramatic way of revealing Grecale’s name than meets the eye. Maserati has long named its vehicles after the most famous winds, making the epic name reveal via the brand’s boat suite symbolic.

Maserati began this tradition in 1963 when it named its two-seater grand tourer after the strong, cold, northwesterly wind Mistral. The brand followed this practice with the Ghibli, Bora, Merak, and Khamsin. In 2016, Maserati named its first SUV Levante, after the easterly mountain-gap wind.

Now, the strong north-east wind of the Mediterranean becomes the name of Maserati’s upcoming crossover SUV.

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Word on the web says the Grecale was spotted once when Stellantis’ CEO took out the SUV, then camouflaged in blue, out for a quick spin.

Spy photos show the Grecale sporting voluptuous curves and a sporty windshield that flows to a sloping roofline. The sleek crossover also seems to have the familiar front fascia with a prominent grille.

The Grecale is slated to sit in a slot under the Levante and will most likely be Maserati’s entry to compete with other vehicles in the same segment, like the Porsche Macan.

Photos from Maserati

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