Constellium is supplying aluminum auto body sheet for the new Maserati Grecale, the OEM’s first fully-electric SUV. The aluminum producer is the primary supplier of auto body sheet solutions for the closures of the Maserati Grecale, including the hood, liftgate, and doors. All of the auto body sheet for the Grecale are supplied from Constellium’s plant in Neuf-Brisach, France.
For the outer surface of the hood and liftgate, Constellium is providing their Surfalex® alloy, which achieved high surface quality with specific hemming and roping properties. The alloy is particularly adapted to the sculpted lines that give Maserati its trademark appearance.
For the complex structural parts of the vehicle, Constellium will supply its high performing 5182 alloy, which has the properties to deliver required strength and formability. These structural parts include for the inside of the hood, front and rear doors, and liftgate.
“Constellium is proud to supply the all-new Maserati Grecale,” said Dieter Hoell, vice president, Global Automotive, for the company’s Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products business unit. “Aluminum is the material of choice for its lightweight and energy absorption properties. We have developed an integrated offer and unique solutions, both in auto body sheet and extrusion-based components, to provide our customers with high-performance products that achieve both safety and efficiency.”
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A longtime partner of the Stellantis automotive brands, Constellium provides aluminum solutions for numerous vehicle platforms in Europe and the U.S., including Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and now Maserati.
Constellium is a full-service supplier of rolled and extruded aluminum for the global automotive market. In 2021, the company provided aluminum solutions for one in four vehicles produced in Europe and the U.S. the company aims to help automakers produce lighter, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as electric vehicles with greater range.
Maserati was founded in 1914 in Bologna, Italy, by Alfieri Maserati and his brothers Ettore and Ernesto, as a car engineering workshop. Today, the top sports car and luxury sedan brand exports its vehicles to more than 77 countries.
The automaker plans to offer all of it’s models in a full-electric version by 2025, and its range will exclusively run on electricity by 2030. All new Maserati models are developed, engineered and built in Italy.