First shots of the new Maserati Levante
Next year Maserati brand will present its new SUV, which will be considered as a car of 2016 model year. The novelty is the Maserati Levante.
As we can notice, the novelty is based on the brand’s platform, which is also used for the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well. In addition, the new SUV will get the Maserati’s all-wheel-drive Q4 system.
Moreover, the Levante looks similar to themiddle-sized Ghibli, but the novelty is wider in a track, taller and heavier than the Ghibli model.
The total style of the Levante is borrowed from the Kubang concept model, presented in Frankfurt in 2011.
According to the carmaker, the Levante will be a rival for the luxury SUVs such as Bentley model or Porsche Cayenne. The novelty is expected to accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph just in 5.0 seconds.
The Levante’s powertrain will be offered with 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine and the 3.8-liter V8 unit. The most powerful version is able to produce the power of 523 horsepower. These both powertrains are gasoline. Besides, Maserati plans to introduce a diesel model, too. The gearbox will be offered only the eight-speed one.
The Levante SUV will produce at the FCA plant in Italy. The factory capacity may be about 15,000 cars annually.
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