At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011 the company showed a concept SUV Maserati Kubang, which was planned to start mass production as early as 2013, but then began production of the model has been 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 for Maserati Levante platfromu from the Jeep Grand Cherokee refused. As a result, the basis for the model, it was decided to take a “truck” from the sedan Maserati Ghibli, and already on it, in turn, will appear later coupe from Alfa Romeo, which is to get the name Giulietta Cross. Plus, customers can opt for one of the diesel versions, available in power outputs of 250, 275 and 340 hp But they will all be combined exclusively paired with 8-band gun. The world premiere of the new Maserati Levante held in the spring at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. A couple of years later, another car can get and hybrid versions. Information on the date of commencement of sales and pricing yet.