Spokesmen of the Italian carmaker Maserati confirmed that this company is heading into new segment. Growing SUV market will now get another luxurious model, with 2017 Maserati Levante planned to be launched during 2016. Although concept was presented in 2011, now time arrived for this move, by the company famous of their sport vehicles. Spy photos could be found, but vehicle is heavily covered and not all details are being announced.
2017 Maserati Levante engine
If rumors are true, new 2017 Maserati Levante will get power from turbocharged V6 and V8 drivetrains. A 3.0-l V6 will be capable to deliver around 400 hp, while bigger engine, 3.8-l V8 will send 580 hp to 8-speed automatic transmission. Same gearbox is used for V6. According to reports, top models of crossover will be able to reach 60 mph from stop in 5 sec. Also, stories are about diesel variant, but only for US market. So far, there is no coverage for these, but it is worth of mentioning.
2017 Maserati Levante styling
Italian carmaker will debut in crossover segment with mid-size vehicle. This company is well known of their luxury cars, so it is with 2017 Maserati Levante. Elegant and powerful SUV has everything a driver needs. Crossover is built on Ghibli and Quattroporte platforms. Sharp headlights are positioned on grille, which has hexagonal shape. Fenders features three vents, which is familiar to most of the models by Maserati. Also, new Levante SUV is sportier than its rivals, which could lure more users to decide and buy this vehicle. However, for many details, we need to wait patiently for official updates from company and premiere next year.
2017 Maserati Levante release and competition
According to current information, 2017 Maserati Levante will be presented at Geneva car show, scheduled for March of 2016. Soon after premiere, first models will be available at dealerships. Since this is first-ever crossover made by Italian company, we can’t predict price. But, if we know that Levante is going to battle Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga for buyers, we can guess that price would be similar to these SUVs. Crossover is going to be built in Italy.