The Maserati Levante crossover has been spied testing in production body ahead of its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. The spyshots, courtesy of Automotive Space, don’t reveal much because of the heavy camouflage but the design and styling is expected to remain close to that of the Maserati Kubang concept on which it will be based. This was indicated by the leaked patent images that surfaced on the web in May.
According to the report which confirmed that the debut will happen at the 2016 NAIAS, the Levante will be a pure Maserati. Maserati CEO Harald Wester has assured that only Maserati parts will be used for the crossover, as per the report. It will be based on a modified version of the Maserati Ghibli’s rear-wheel drive platform.
The Maserati Levante range is said to include three engine options borrowed from the Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Quattroporte – a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol unit, a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol unit and a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 unit. A plug-in hybrid would follow probably in late 2017 or early 2018.
The Maserati Levante is expected to go on sale in first markets in H1 2016. Its sales in North America should commence in H2 2016.
Maserati Levante – Image Gallery [Spy Shots]
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