Spies have actually captured the brand-new Maserati Levante SUV screening at the Nürburgring and also on the roadway in Germany in its the very least concealed type. The high-end 4×4 is expected to be making its launching at the Geneva motor show in March 2016.
The Levante, pitching right into fight versus the Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan or even Bentley’s upcoming Bentayga, will certainly showcase curvier style hints compared to the majority of normal upright-drawn 4x4s, with arcing haunches over the wheels and also slim, lengthened lights. It’ll interest learn whether Maserati’s developers have actually had the ability to maintain boot area and also back clearance under that bent roofline … Ground allowance is great, and Maserati declares the automobile will certainly provide real off-road capacity.
Maserati will certainly begin constructing the brand-new Levante SUV in February 2016, the business’s president validated to AUTO in a current meeting. As opposed to a platform-share with Jeep (the Kubang was developed to match about the difficult factors of the Grand Cherokee), all parts will certainly be sourced outward Maserati. The Levante will certainly be built on the very same modular floorpan as the Ghibli as well as Quattroporte, as well as built at the Fiat team’s Mirafiori manufacturing facility in Italy.
Engines are additionally tipped to share with Ghibli as well as Quattroporte, with 3.0 V6 and also 3.8 V8 power at launch, with diesel variations and also a high-performance GTS design additionally in the pipe.
SUVs represent a huge percentage of the deluxe auto market that Maser inhabits– as high as fifty percent of it, depending upon that you talk with– and also with Porsche, BMW as well as, currently, Jaguar as well as Bentley toeing a very first grip, Maserati can not pay for to lose out. 2014 was a document year for Maserati sales, the business uploaded a 30 % decrease in earnings for the 2nd quarter of 2015. It’s financial on the Levante to draw it from the dive.