2016 Maserati Levante Spy Shots

Sunday, November 16th 2014. | Maserati

Maserati Levante spy photosMaserati plans to start production of all-new model, which will be a crossover and It will be called 2016 Maserati Levante. Maserati had announced it plans to join the Sports Luxury SUV when they showcased the Kubang concept at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show. The proposed SUV looks all set for a 2015/16 launch. It will be a large luxury SUV, which will compete models like Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6, Range Rover Sport etc. If you wonder what Levante means, it is a small town in Italy where Maserati were born. so only by the name we can presume that there will something special about this model.

2016 Maserati Levante Concept and Design

These are the latest spy shots of Maserati upcoming SUV model, This is a very early test mule for the vehicle, which shares only internals with the production version. The test mule confirms 2016 Maserati Levante is sticking with its own platform rather than relying on Jeep Grand Cherokee, as previously planned. The platform is a modified version of the rear-wheel-drive underpinnings found in the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, Maserati will also make use of it’s own Q4 all wheel drive system for the luxury SUV. new 2016 Maserati Levante won’t be a capable off-roader like the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Land Rover Range Rover. The Company will target luxury performance SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne and the upcoming Bentley SUV. This means that it will possess superb driving dynamics and handling with more powerful versions hitting 100 KMPH from standstill in about 5 seconds.

2016 Maserati Levante Engine

As for engines 2016 Maserati Levante, is expected to come from the turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and 3.8-liter V-8 gasoline units found on the Ghilbi and Quattroporte sedans to make their way into the Levante. The most powerful model should match the 523-horsepower rating of the most powerful Quattroporte. An eight-speed automatic should be the only transmission. Model for the European market will be equipped with a turbo diesel engine.

2016 Maserati Levante Release Date and Price

2016 Maserati Levanti will be production ready by 2015. Manufactured at the Fiat Chrysler’s Marifiori plant in Turin the company expects the Maserati Levante to sell around 10,000 to 15,000 units a year. The exact price is still unknown, but it is expected to be in very wide range from $ 80,000 up to $ 150,000.

2016 Maserati Levante Image Gallery

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