A report from the Netherlands De Telegraaf, states that Maserati’s high-riding SUV – the Maserati Levante – will emerge from hiding at 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January.
Underpinning the Levante will be a modified version of the platform found in Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, complete with the automaker’s own Q4 all-wheel-drive system. The styling will be derived from Maserati’s Kubang concept car from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Don’t expect the Levante to be a clone of the Kubang, however. Maserati’s design language has evolved since then.
Expect the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and 3.8-liter V-8 gasoline units found in the Ghibli and Quattroporte to make their way into the Levante. It’s expected that the power will be up to 444 horsepower for the V-6 model and 572 hp for the V-8. Expect a diesel in some markets. There is also talk of a plug-in hybrid model being launched further down the track.
Read more about the Maserati Levante at http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1098156_maserati-levante-to-debut-at-2016-detroit-auto-show-report