The last two decades show us that every luxury brand in the world decided to make an SUV vehicle to stay valuable in the market. The same case is with the Maserati Company as well. The brand new SUV concept from Maserati will be 2017 Maserati Levante, and we can expect its release very soon. This model is named after “a warm, Mediterranean wind” and also by one place in Bologna “Via Emilia Levante”. Here, long time ago Maserati brothers dreamed about the company that still bears their name today. Maserati is very successful by their luxury sedans and sports cars, but whether it will be successful with this particular model? Probably yes! The primary goal of Maserati is to boost sales to 50,000 vehicles a year globally, and this seems very possible.
2017 Maserati Levante – More Comfort, More Style:
The exterior design of the upcoming 2017 Maserati Levante will be robust and attractive. At the front, we can see recognizable front grille that is inspired by Alfieri concept. Down low, we can notice a massive front bumper that is fitted with a pair of air intakes to provide better engine cooling. The headlights of the upcoming model will be incredibly thin, and it will be fused with the front grille. Just below the headlights, we can see rounded fog lights. Both, the headlights and foglights will be powered by the latest LED technology. The whole front side of the vehicle is designed in that way to give the car very aggressive appearance. At the sides, besides large alloy wheels, the first things you are going to notice are the trio of side air vents located behind and above the front wheel. The complete exterior design is breathtaking, so we can say that designers did a fantastic job in this segment.
The interior design of the new 2017 Maserati Levante will be very luxury, and it will borrow some cues from its sedan lineup. The appearance of the interior is almost identical, and you know that you are in crossover just thanks to the more space inside. Everything inside is well-organized and perfectly fitted. We can find a lot of high-quality materials inside including wood, aluminum and leather upholstery. An analog clock will be located high on the dashboard while the big touchscreen display will be placed below the clock. The high-quality leather will wrap the seats, the door panels, the steering wheel and the dashboard. Other interior features include six-way adjustable seats, infotainment system with the Home Link, and AHA functionality, USB, and SD card inputs, Satelite Navigation, 14-speaker unit from Harman Kardon, Dual-zone climate control, and many others.
2017 Maserati Levante – Top Speed and Accelerate Time:
The resulting 2017 Maserati Levante SUV will be powered by two engines of 3.0-liter six-cylinder, and all of them are twin-turbo gas units. The first one, available in Levante S model will be capable of generating 424 hp at 5,750 rpm and 428 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The acceleration from 0-60 mph with this engine will be 5.2 seconds while top speed will be 164 mph. Next engine will be capable of producing 345 hp with the acceleration time from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds and with the top speed of 156 mph. The acceleration is 6.9 seconds while the top speed is rated at 156 to 164 mph. All engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox from ZF.
2017 Maserati Levante – Reveal and Price:
In the USA, this model will be offered in two trims level. The starting price of the 2017 Maserati Levante model will be around $72.000 while for the Levante S model you need to pay $83.000. The release date of the newest Levante will be at the beginning of 2017. The BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne will be main rivals to the new 2017 Maserati Levante.