Maserati Levante

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Maserati Levante
2016-03-01 Geneva Motor Show 1206.JPG
Maserati Levante
Overview
Manufacturer Maserati
Production 2016-present
Model years 2017-present
Assembly Italy: Turin (Stabilimento Mirafiori)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Longitudinal front-engine, four-wheel drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,004 mm (118.3 in)
Length 5,003 mm (197.0 in)
Width 1,968 mm (77.5 in)
Height 1,679 mm (66.1 in)
Curb weight 2,109 kg (4,650 lb)

The Maserati Levante is a full-size luxury crossover SUV based on the Kubang concept car[2] that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and will be built by Maserati at the Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy starting in 2016.[3]

Announcements[edit]

The car was launched at the Geneva auto show March 1, 2016.

Specifications[edit]

Rear of Maserati Kubang concept

When it is released, the Levante will feature Maserati's 3.0L V6 engine, in two states of tune.[4] By 2018, a 560 horsepower V8 will be added.[4] There is an 8-Speed ZF Automatic Transmission from the sixth generation Maserati Quattroporte. The Levante will be four-wheel-drive. The Levante will also feature Maserati Touch Control with a full color 8.1-inch TFT touchscreen display, as well as a reconfigurable TFT gauge cluster with full color.

Production[edit]

The model will be produced and assembled at Maserati's Turin plant,[5][6] and it will go on sale in Europe May 2016 and in North America from September 2016.[7]

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bremner, Robert (20 May 2013). "2015 Maserati Levante: A Blend of Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6". edmunds.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ DeLorenzo, Matt (December 2011). "2014 Maserati Kubang: An SUV with the heart of a Ferrari". Road & Track. 63 (4): 22. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ebhardt, Tommaso (4 September 2013). "Fiat Said Ready to Build Maserati SUV in Turin With Deal". Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Maserati Brand Presentation" (PDF). 
  5. ^ Joseph, Noah. "Maserati Levante is Italy's answer to the Porsche Cayenne". Autoblog. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  6. ^ Ebhardt, Tommaso. "Fiat to Build Maserati SUV in Turin to Add Luxury Models". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  7. ^ HannahElliott, Hannah Elliott. "Maserati Levante World Debut: $76,000 V6 SUV to Challenge BMW, Bentley". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.