The new Maserati Levante will be built in Italy

Posted on Monday, 27 May 2013 , 11:05:27 byVeronica

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The new Maserati Levante will be built in Italy

It is no longer a surprise for us that Maserati is making an SUV. To be really hones we are sure everyone had a hunch that they were going to do it eventually. We got this impression two years ago, during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show when the carmaker revealed for the first time the Kubang concept. Even if the specialists did not make their intensions clear from the beginning, things were kind of clear for a lot of fans and people interested in the automotive world. An official statement confirmed it and as it turns out, it is now ready for production. It will go under the name Levante, but the bad news is that there are not a lot of details available for the moment. Maserati made a lot of changes and the most important of them all is the switch from building the Levante in the US alongside the Jeep Grand Cheroke at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit to manufacturing it in Italy. A stateside production would have been a cost-effective way of making the Maserati SUV, for sure, but because the demand for the Grand Cherokee is very high the factory has to work full capacity to keep up with the strong demand for the vehicles. Customers might expect a model that looks less than a Jeep, but one that shares a lot of elements with the Ghibli and the Quattroporte.the model will be built of the same platform with the Grand Cherokee and will have its basic architecture. The whole idea sounds great if we think about the choices in terms of engines share with the sedans and the off-road know-how of the Jeep. According to different sources, the carmaker plans to develop a Latin combination of the BMW X6 and the Porsche Cayenne. It is important to know that the new Maserati Levante will not be a strict 4-seat model like the X6, but will have place for three passengers in the back. This is all for now folks.


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