Maserati has launched its new Grecale compact crossover for winter tests. The car got its name in honor of the strong Gregal wind blowing in the west of the Mediterranean. The car is being tested on snowy roads in Sweden. Photos from the tests were posted by Motor1. According to him, the photos of the spies show a “charged” version of the future novelty called Trofeo. One of the competitors of the crossover is called the Porsche Macan GTS.
The new Maserati crossover will be based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The engine lineup will include 2.0-liter turbo-fours with 272 and 330 hp, as well as a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with over 500 horsepower.
The engines will work in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The crossover will be offered with both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
The premiere of Grecale has been postponed several times. Initially, Maserati was going to declassify the novelty this spring, but a new wave of COVID-19 intervened in the company’s plans. As a result, the debut of the crossover was postponed to November, but the premiere was again postponed. Now Maserati promises to show Grecale next spring.
The latest addition to Maserati is the MC20 sports coupe, unveiled in summer 2020. The supercar was equipped with a new three-liter V6 engine with two turbines, developing 630 hp. and 730 Nm of torque. The car is capable of gaining the first “hundred” in 2.9 seconds, and its maximum speed is 325 km per hour.