The Maserati Grecale, named for the fierce, revolutionary north-east wind of the Mediterranean, is set to expand Maserati’s SUV line-up, offering a smaller stablemate to Levante. As with any Maserati, it aims to be the fastest in its class, as well as the best handling. To ensure it fulfils every one of the demanding criteria placed upon it by its creators, the Grecale is currently undergoing final additional testing before its reveal in Spring.
Maserati’s engineers set their sights on the freezing Arctic conditions of Northern Sweden, putting Grecale’s electronics, powertrain and chassis to the ultimate reliability and handling test.. With temperatures dipping as low as -30°C, the SUV was trialled across snow, ice and tarmac to finetune a few final elements so that Grecale can be enjoyed by customers no matter where they live and no matter what the conditions.
The car’s traction, understeer and oversteer were examined across different driving modes alongside proving the model’s ability to maintain in-car comfort, keeping a warm cabin even as the biting Arctic winds battered the exterior. Even in the freezing temperatures, the Grecale excelled.
Journalists granted early access to the Grecale prototypes have so far have praised the chassis and drivetrain tuning; we also know that the Grecale features ground-breaking technology, particularly across connectivity and human-machine interface areas, with more details that set it apart to be announced on its reveal.
This final test proved the success of Maserati’s mission to transform the everyday driving experience into something extraordinary through the Grecale. Not even the most extreme weather could hinder the high-performance, outstanding nature of Maserati’s latest SUV.