The Maserati Levante has been officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The Levante started life as the Maserati Kubang concept car that debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011. It has taken almost 6 years but it appears as though Maserati are now in a position to release the finished product; the Maserati Levante. We took a closer look.
The Maserati Levante will be built by Maserati at the Mirafiori factory, in Turin, Italy. It is built upon the same platform as the Ghibli and Quattroporte. It was originally slated to share the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform, however, we understand that the decision has been made to ensure that the Levante can use the Maserati Q4 all-wheel drive system.
The Levant will have three engine options; two petrol, one diesel. The Levante 350 and 450 models will use the same 3.0-liter V6 engine as the Ghibli and Quattroporte. It will also get a 3.0-liter diesel V6. The Levante 350 will reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds with a claimed top speed of 151 mph. The 450 will reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 164 mph. We also expect Maserati to offer at least one model of the Levante with the V8 engine from the Quattroporte.