Maserati Levante – a mid-size crossover sport premium, which became the first production coupe from the Italian automaker. World premiere of the new Maserati Levante will be held at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Outside the Maserati Levante (2017) largely overlap with the Kubang concept, shown at the motor show in Frankfurt, 2011. This vehicle is planned to start series production as early as 2013, but then began to model release was postponed. The 2012th manufacturer has decided that the first SUV in its history will not be called Kubang, and Levante, which translated from Italian means “the East”. And from the initial ideas to use as a chassis platform of the Jeep Grand Cherokee refused. Unlike the source code ready for production Maserati Levante is a bit sleeker. The car retains the prototype branded grille, body contours and glazing, as well as full-drive on the rear fenders. This changed wheels, the shape of bumpers and lights, and head optics became more narrow. The architecture of off-road vehicle interior resembles that on the Maserati Ghibli sedan with a large display multimedia system on the center console, the clock on him, a similar design of the instrument panel and the side air conditioner. Finishing the interior is made of high quality materials, and virtually all of the panels are covered with skin. The basis of the Maserati Levante has laid down the same chassis that is used on models Ghibli and Quattroporte. Already default SUV is equipped with firm system of a full drive Q4 is, air suspension with variable ground clearance and adaptive shock absorbers and specially tuned eight-speed machine. As powertrains offered 3.0-liter diesel 275 hp (With him to disperse hundreds took 6.9 seconds and top speed is 230 km/h), as well as petrol “six” with the same amount of impact in the 350 and 450 forces to ensure the car acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6, 3 and 5.2 seconds. and a top speed of 243 and 264 kilometers per hour, respectively. Later it will be a top option with the V8 petrol, developing about 560 “horses”, and even after some time the Italians will release a hybrid modification Maserati Levante. Details of these versions will be announced later. Meanwhile, the release of the new Maserati Levante has already started – it established at the company in Turin. So selling crossover in Europe are starting in the spring of 2016, and to other markets car gets to the end of the year. Levante will appear on the market, but the exact timing of the start of deliveries and prices have not been determined. For the basic version of the Old World will ask from about 90,000 euro.