This Week In Trucks: Volume 10

Maserati Grecale Modena

Maserati is now taking reservations a new limited edition model of the Grecale, slated for release in the fall. The upcoming compact SUV is the brand’s answer to competitors like the Porsche Macan and BMW X3 and will be offered first in gasoline and mild hybrid form, followed by an electric variant next year.

Buyers of the special launch version receive exclusive feature combinations as below:

  • 21-inch Pegaso Machine Polished aluminum wheels
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with Skyhook damping
  • Premium 14-speaker Sonus Faber Sound System
  • Power Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Available in five colors: Bianco (White), Nero Tempesta (Black Storm) Blu Intenso (Intense Blue), Grigio Lava (Lava Grey) and Rosso Granturismo (Red)
2023 Maserati Grecale Moderna

The Maserati Grecale Moderna boasts a 325-horsepower, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine under the hood, complemented by a 48-volt battery, belt-starter generator and e-booster designed to increase both performance and efficiency.

Jaguar I-PACE Battery Repurposing

Teaming up with UK-based Off Grid Energy, Jaguar has created a zero-emission energy storage system (ESS) called gridtogo that utilizes one-and-a-half, second-life batteries from I-PACE prototype and engineering test vehicles.

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

The ESS has a capacity of 125 kilowatt-hours, which is enough to fully charge the performance electric SUV or even provide a week’s worth power a regular family home and is also self-sustaining via built-in Off Grid Energy-developed solar panels.

In addition, gridtogo is fitted with Level 2 EV charge connections, rated up to 2 kilowatt-hour AC to allow vehicles to plug in, and is currently available for commercial hire.

Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Estrema

Representing the first time Alfa Romeo has created a globally-available limited edition product, The Giulia and Stelvio Estrema models give customers not quite ready to step up to the fire-breathing Quadrifoglio another option.

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema

Based on the top-of-the-line Veloce grade, this new offering is propelled by a 280-horsepower, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Q4 All-wheel drive is standard, as is the Alfa Active Suspension borrowed from the Quadrifoglio that automatically adjusts shock damping according to road conditions.

The exterior sports a carbon fibre veneer on the grille and side mirror covers, gloss black trim and detailing and comes in four colours: Alfa White, Alfa Rosso, Misano Blue and Vulcano Black.

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