The 2017 Maserati Levante SUV was leaked yesterday and Maserati has cut to the chase by putting out the press release for the official 2017 Maserati Levante photos and some details.
The Maserati Levante was named after “wind”, it is characteraized by its warm Mediterranean temperature that can go from a mild to strong force in an instant. Although we really could care less about the name, it’s all about the details and how it fares off against the Germans.
The styling remains inline with Maserati’s current design language that translates into a sexy Italian SUV with a long sweeping hood and some nice muscular lines all throughout the body. It certainly looks like a Maserati, but is the 2017 Maserati Levante better looking than the 2017 BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne S or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE?
Maserati says that “At a technical level, the Levante’s chassis is designed to combine the outstanding on-road performance typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling even on very low-grip surfaces and excellent off-road performance and ride,” which hints at an urban SUV for the luxury seeking family that would appreciate the extra space and the Italian name.
Speculations are all leading towards the 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 unit powering the new 2017 Maserati Levante, it can pump out 350 hp and would put the 2017 Maserati Levante in the sub six second range for the 0-60mph sprint. But ofcourse, since it’s a Maserati SUV, it must have a stronger more flamboiant engine like the 450 hp uprated version of the same engine which is expicted to heat things up for the competition.