Maserati Levante Official drawings design – If Alfa Romeo Giulia will be the car of the turn for the Alfa it is also true that the Maserati Levante is crucial for the Trident model to break definitively worldwide. The sporty SUV of Modena, or large crossover if you prefer, will have to make large numbers and will be the most important card in major markets and the richest (USA, China …) where this type is preferred: simply a given, the Cayenne It represents more than 50% of sales of Porsche worldwide.
The same concept will be applied to the Maserati Levante, waiting in January 2016 at Detroit, to fall in love right away Americans. But they are already online the first official sketches, related to patents filed by Maserati and discovered by Autoguide. The design seems very convincing, related to the Kubang, a concept SUV always shown in Detroit in 2012 but updated with some of the stylistic elements appeared on the beautiful Alfieri, the 2 + 2, symbol of the new course Maserati, called to cross swords with the Porsche 911. A car crucial Levante: if Marchionne expects a total production of 150,000 Maserati by the end of 2018, means that the SUV will have to ensure some 75,000.
The Levante as flatbed comes from that of Ghibli and also the four-wheel drive, the Q4 (already appreciated Ghibli and Quattroporte) that starts at 100% rear, but the pair can be moved up to 50% in front. Thanks to the Power Transmission Unit, a multi-plate clutch with electronic control, acting in 150 milliseconds. The mechanical package will be completed by the V6 twin turbo 3-liter petrol with outputs from 350 to 425 horsepower, the V8 twin charged 3.8 liter, which will go over the wall of 550 hp and a V6 3-liter, twin-turbo diesel and turbo, with power ratings from 250 to 340 horsepower. The change will be appreciated the automatic 8-speed transmission. The program also includes a version of plug-in hybrid, a must for a premium SUV class.
Maserati Levante, the official drawings – 3/4 superior