- Maserati has this week revealed the New Maserati Grecale.
Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant and offers a wide range of engines, including a conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history.
Three versions will be rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.
At launch, the Grecale is also available in the PrimaSerie Launch Edition, a limited edition featuring exclusive content. To complete the range, the Grecale Folgore, the 100% electric version with 400V technology.
Pricing and specs have yet to be revealed, with Maserati saying the New Grecale will arrive on roads in the second half of 2022.
- Honda has unveiled the All-New Honda Civic e:HEV, the 11th generation of its iconic global compact car. Building on 50 years of heritage, the hybrid Civic blends strong performance and efficiency with improved levels of interior comfort, visual appeal and overall usability. Featuring Honda’s proven e:HEV powertrain technology as standard, the all-new Civic completes the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022.
Honda’s e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain technology is offered as standard and its application in the Civic, sees the deployment of a new 72-cell lithium-ion battery and two compact, yet powerful electric motors paired with a newly developed 2.0-litre direct-injection, Atkinson-cycle engine. Combined, the powertrain delivers a maximum motor output of 135kW and 315Nm of torque.
The All-New Honda Civic e:HEV will be available from Autumn 2022.
- Honda also confirmed the further expansion of its electrified product line-up in 2023, to create its widest European line up for many years. New additions include an all-electric B-segment SUV, previewed as the e:Ny1 Prototype, a C-segment full hybrid SUV, and the all-new CR-V, which will be available with both full hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options for the first time in Europe.
Coming to market in 2023, the e:Ny1 electric vehicle (EV) will be at the centre of Honda’s future product line up. Offering the unique blend of dynamics, technology and design that Honda is known for, the compact SUV will provide a great option for families looking for their first EV.
“The completion of our electrification goal marks a significant moment for Honda in Europe,” says Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. “However, we’re not resting on our laurels. We are already well advanced with our plans to further expand the choice of battery-electric and hybrid vehicles for our customers and increase our offering in the fast-growing B- and C-SUV segments. The new models we will introduce in 2023 set the course for the next generation of electrified Honda cars, all retaining the engaging driving dynamics, comfort and exceptional usability to which our customers have become accustomed.”