Maserati Levante should soon enter production

Posted on Thursday, 5 September 2013 , 07:09:03 byTheodora

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Maserati Levante should soon enter production

With the birth of every new Maserati car, Maserati itself is reborn. This will surely happen with the Maserati Levante, a vehicle that is about to enter the production stage. The Levante is a luxury crossover, based on the Kubang concept vehicle, which had its official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.  Although we haven’t heard too much about the vehicle for quite a long time now, it seems that Fiat and the Uilm National Union came to an agreement to build the new Levante model in Turin, Italy.

As part of the agreement, Fiat is supposed to invest around €1 ($1.3) billion into the Mirafiori plant in Turin. This amount will be enough to start production by the end of 2014. The new Maserati Levante will feature an aluminum body and it will borrow plenty of things from the Quattroporte and the Ghibli. As we know, the current Levante model uses the same platform as the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but it keeps the typical Maserati body with a prominent grille, front fender vents and LED lights.

The powering sources of the Maserati Levante are still a mystery. It could be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that generates 410 HP (310 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, or by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 outputting 530 HP (390 kW) and 710 Nm (542 lb-ft) of torque or even by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine which produces 275 HP (202 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. All of these three will be linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The Levante, like all the other Maserati branded vehicles, will be breathtaking and they will surely allow our mind to enter other dimensions.