Soon after first preview since the Kubang idea SUV in 2011, Maserati has finally taken the systems off the Levante SUV. Maserati is tight-lipped on details, promising a full reveal at the approaching Geneva Motor Show, however it claims that manufacturing has started at their plant in Turin.
The Levante was initially stated to trip about the same platform because the Jeep Grand Cherokee, though it was reported in February 2014 that it could ride to the exact same platform as the Ghibli as well as Quattroporte sedans. Using a Maserati-specific platform would make it possible for the Levante to utilize Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel-drive program.
Maserati declares all Levantes would have Q4 all-wheel-drive standard, as well as air suspension along with an eight-speed-automatic. Engine facts are however to be unveiled, but expect to determine exactly the same 325 and 404 horsepower 3.0-liter gasoline V6s and 3.0-liter diesel used within the Ghibli.
As Porsche identified using the Cayenne in 2002, a sport utility vehicle is really a good way for any high end performance car make to substantially increase revenue and, much more essentially, profit margins. With Ferrari soon to get spun off fully from Fiat Chrysler, there’s an enhanced stress on Maserati-along with Alfa Romeo-to carry household the bread.
We’ll know far more once the Levante is fully uncovered in Geneva upcoming month.