Maserati, the Italian luxury marquee, is all set to introduce the Levante crossover at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. But prior to its official unveiling, the company’s first crossover has been spied as test mule, alebit with camouflage. There are rumours abuzz the Maserati Levante would also be offered with a plug-in hybrid variant at a later stage. Just so you know, Maserati Levante is based on Kubang Concept.
Going by the spy-shots captured by our friends at Motor1, the Levante appears to be a high-end crossover with bold front grille. Also, a sportier bumper can be noticed complimenting the sleeker headlamps. Moving to the rear-end, there is the sloping roofline which is disguised. The rear fenders look rugged, while a quad-pipe exhaust system and pointed tail-lamps complete the exterior styling of the crossover. The cabin would boast of leather seats and a three-spoke steering wheel. There would also be a big centre console comprising of various buttons.
Coming to the mechanical aspects of the crossover, it would be available with an array of powertrains unlike the existing Maserati models. It would be powered by a V6 motor which would generate power outputs of 345 hp and 419 hp. In addition, there would also be a high-performance V8 engine on offer which would belt out a massive 552 hp. The diesel variants, reportedly, would have power outputs of 246 hp, 271 hp, and 335 hp. As said before, there would also be an environment friendly plug-in-hybrid variant which would use the same engine as the facelifted Ghibli and Quattroporte. Maserati Levante would be challenging the likes of Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX.
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