Maserati has ambitious plans to increase its annual sales to 50,000 units, which is very much a big jump compared to last year’s 7,000. That will help the two new models. One of them is the recently introduced Ghibli sedan, which will arrive on the market during the year. The second is the SUV called Levante, in the form of concept car launched in 2011 under the name Kubang whose arrival on the market is expected late next year.
If you are afraid that fans of Maserati SUV Levante will only be “repackaged” Jeep Cherokee with a trident on the hood of the latest information to the contrary. The 2015 Maserati Levante should have a lot in common with the models Quattroporte and Ghibli.
The name “Levante” comes from the name of the street in Bologna (St. Emilia Levante), in which the brothers Maserati created a company that still bears their name. As the next year celebrates its century of existence of the manufacturer, this choice was quite logical.
The 2015 Maserati Levante will represent “a Latin version of” vehicles like the BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne. This means that the SUV model will be preserved Maserati sportiness. Body, whose shape will be derived from the concept of the Kubang 2011, will be made of aluminum, while the many important components and assemblies, such as the operating system, to be taken from the last generation Maserati Quattroporte and the latest model limousines Ghibli. Of the production model is expected to have a structure which will feature components borrowed from sedans and is expected to be used and Chrysler electronics but limited range.
2015 Maserati Levante engine
As for the engines available are units which drive the two latest sedans Italian manufacturer. These are two petrol, 3.0-liter V6 with 410 hp and 550 Nm and 3.8-liter V8 with 530 hp and 710 Nm of torque, as well as the 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel unit that produces 275 hp and 600 Nm.
As for the transfer, the new SUV 2015 Maserati Levante will only be available with eight-speed automatic transmission, which will force the distributed Maserati Q4 system drive to all four wheels. Q4 was chosen instead of the current system to the Grand Cherokee, as Levante will be more sporty than the “off-road” oriented.
Although it was originally planned to 2015 Maserati Levante products in the United States, due to high demand for the Grand Cherokee and the occupancy rate of the factory in Detroit, Maserati SUV is likely to be produced in Italy.
2015 Maserati Levante release date
According to earlier information, Levante will be on the market in 2014. when Maserati celebrates 100 years of existence.
Expectations are high – 2015 Maserati Levante should be posting one of the best selling model of Italian manufacturer, with the role which has the Cayenne SUV Porsche range. Therefore it is no surprise planned annual production of 10,000-15,000 units.
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