Maserati`s SUV Levante unveiled internationally, coming to India
Maserati has been planning to toil its way to becoming a well-known SUV manufacturer other than its range of luxury sedans and performance cars. The company has been working on a whole new luxury SUV which has just been unveiled through pictures. The much anticipated sports utility vehicle carrying the name Levante is just about the right product that could help the company generate decent volumes in the international SUV market.
Talking about its design, we must start off by saying that the Maserati Levante SUV is a very smart looking vehicle. The front end features Maserati’s signature grille with vertical chrome slats. The bumper looks muscular with sporty air dams, high placed round fog lamps, and the sharp headlights look even more killer. A sloping roofline adds on to the sportiness other than the cool looking set of alloy wheels. Same goes for the rear profile as well. The roof mounted spoiler has cut outs, giving a unique look. Those quad exhaust pipes and tail lamps seem to take inspiration from the GranTourismo. Unfortunately, no details regarding the interior has been revealed as of now.
Mechanically, 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines will be found under the hood. The petrol motor will be made available in two different states of tune – 350 PS of power with 0-100 km/hr coming up in 6.3 seconds and 450 PS of power with a 0-100 km/hr sprint time of 5.2 seconds. Both will be capable of going all the way up to a top speed of 270 km/hr. The diesel motor on the other hand will output 275 PS of power with a 0-100 km/hr time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/hr.
About to make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the Maserati SUV Levante will also be launched in the Indian market. The SUV is expected to be priced somewhere in the region of Rs. 1.25 crores (ex-showroom). Maserati could find quite a few takers for the Levante here in India given the growing popularity of luxury SUVs in our country. When launched, it will rival the likes of the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan among other performance oriented SUVs like the Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-AMG GLE63, BMW X5M and BMW X6M.