Maserati announces the Levante Hybrid: the brand’s 1st hybrid SUV

Maserati announces the Levante Hybrid: the brand’s 1st hybrid SUV

Italian luxury brand Maserati has launched its first hybrid SUV. The Maserati Levante Hybrid was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show and now its details have been released on the automaker’s official website.

The Levante has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that works in conjunction with a 48-volt electrical system (belt-start generator). The transmission is an eight-speed automatic.

This combination allows only the gasoline internal combustion engine to be turned off for a short time, but the car cannot move on battery voltages alone.

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The total power of the new SUV is 330 hp and 46 kgfm of torque, which is provided by all-wheel drive. Maserati Levante hybrid can go from 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds and its top speed is 240 km/h.

The Levante has other variants on the market, such as V6 diesel and petrol only. In comparison between them, the V6 3.0 turbodiesel has 430 hp and 60 kgfm of torque, it can reach 0-100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. The top petrol version, Levante Trofeo, has a 580 hp V8, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1s and reaches an incredible 302 km / h, according to the Maserati website.

Maserati’s new electric car will start production in July this year and it is possible that the company will even land here in the future.

On the outside, the new car of the Italian brand has received a refresh in appearance, as well as getting new details such as blue brake calipers and the brand logo on the C column, also painted in blue.

Inside, the model has a multimedia center with a 10.1-inch screen, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems. In addition, the Maserati Connect app allows the driver to use Google and Amazon entertainment systems.

Its price was not revealed, but the current model of the Italian brand is expected to reach more than R$ 600,000.

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