Maserati is looking to further expand its range. The company recently introduced the entry-level Ghibli sports luxury sedan, and now – Maserati is making a foray into the quickly growing luxury crossover market.
The Levante prototype you see here is building on top of the chassis also used for the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. It is likely using Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system, instead of going with another “off the shelf” AWD system.
Power choices will likely range from the 345 horsepower twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 also found in the Ghibli, on to the 404 horsepower version of the V6, and possibly the 523 horsepower version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8.
There are several reports that say the Levante will be available as a 2016 model, but the prototype photographed to this point appear to have unfinished body. It is possible that the crossover will be released later in 2016 as a 2017 model. There is not official word on this yet.
Here is the first drive review of the 2015 Maserati Ghibli (in 4K ultra high resolution).
Also, check out the debut of the 2015 Maserati Ghibli from Miami.