New images of the much-awaited Maserati Grecale hints that the compact SUV will hit the roads soon. Maserati’s success with its Levante SUV has led the Italian automaker to bring a new compact SUV to rival Porsche Macan. However, The ongoing chip shortage has caused some delays in the launch. We’ll take a closer look at what the Grecale holds for us.
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Images and videos posted on Maserati’s official social media page reveal that Maserati is making the best of the worst by putting Grecale through extensive testing. The test was conducted in Lapland, Finland, as the SUV experienced snow and ice cycles to enhance the start-up and drivability in extreme temperatures.
Moreover, the test focused on traction, understeer, and oversteer in different drive modes and tire selections. Also, to check the performance of the vehicle on different terrains and cabin comfort in extreme weather conditions as low as -30°C.
Under the hood, the Grecale gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a high-performance 2.9-litre V6, twin-turbo engine. The latter will feature in the high-end model known as Grecale Trofeo. Maserati Grecale will also come with diesel engines, but the automaker has not provided any official information yet.
Although, the SUV in the pictures had camouflage wraps we have some information regarding the exterior and interior styling. The Grecale gets an aggressive look similar to its sibling Levante. Upfront the car has sleek MC20-style headlamps and massive air intakes. Large wheels dominate the side profile. At the rear, the SUV gets a slim LED tail lamp with the trident logo on the tailgate.
Inside the cabin, the horizontal dashboard gets a dual-screen infotainment layout. The Maserati Grecale is based on Alfa Romeo Giorgio’s platform. This platform also underpins models like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.