2017 Maserati Levante Release Date
Maserati announced the launch of its very first SUV back in 2011. First previewed by the Kubang concept, the upcoming SUV model will actually be sold as the Levante. However, the 2017 Maserati Levante debut has been delayed several times thus far.
Unfortunately, we’re still in the dark when it comes to the release date of the upcoming Levante. Its premiere was first set to take place at the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit, but shortly after it was announced to make it its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. One thing is certain, the 2017 Maserati Levante will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016. Production is expected to start in February 2016, with sales likely to follow shortly after.
The 2017 Maserati Levante won’t be the only new model premiered by the Italian automaker. Alongside the long-awaited SUV, expect to see the 2017 Levante Alfieri Coupe, while the successor to the Grand Turismo model is likely to arrive in 2017.
2017 Maserati Levante Design and Specs
The all-new Levante will be underpinned by the same platform used by the Maserati Ghibli. According to official sources, the model will be offered with all-wheel only and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
As for the engine department, the 2017 Maserati Levante will be available with a decent number of powerful units. The list includes 3.0-liter V6 and 3.8-liter V8 gasoline engines, whereas the diesel-powered option comes in the form of a 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel unit. The entry-level 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine will be available in 350 horsepower and 425 horsepower variants. Now, the turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V6 will be offered in 250 hp, 275 hp and 340 hp. When it come to the range-topping 3.8-liter V8 gasoline unit, it is expected to churn out impressive 560 horsepower.
Alongside the conventionally powered models, the company plans to offer a hybrid model as well. It is expected to arrive at a later date, while more details on this version are yet to be released.
2017 Maserati Levante Price
Rumor has it that the 2017 Maserati Levante will be offered with a wide price range. The entry-level model is expected to start around €90,000, while the range-topping version might soar up to €200,000.