Harald Wester officially confirmed under the Frankfurt Motor Show next March debut of the Maserati Levante, the first SUV of the Italian house to be presented in Geneva.
F iat Chrysler Automobiles al Frankfurt Motor Show reserved for the debut of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia in its more powerful and sophisticated version Quadrifoglio Verde . But that was not the only novelty, and also confirmed another novelty, for which we will have to wait until March, because the SUV Maserati Levante is a new feature to be released in the next Motor Geneva .
This was confirmed Harald Wester in dialogue with the press in the German classroom, where he also announced that Maserati is working on substitutes current Granturismo and Grancabrio two products that arrive almost simultaneously with Alfieri Maserati in 2017. The executive also said that the first pre-series units Levante begin to be produced in the plant Mirafiori in the month of February.
The Levante Maserati will star in the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
On the other hand confirmed that the Maserati Levante will not borrow anything other products of the group but instead will be 100% Maserati. It will build the same architecture of the Ghibli and Quattroporte , which is also expected to inherit the V6 and V8 powerplants, besides the system of four-wheel drive.
Moreover, Wester indicated that the production version of the Levant will be different in every way to prototype shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. It will have a great road capability , which according to management, better than their competitors. The bet Maserati with its first SUV is strong , because they believe that the Levant is the most sold in several markets model and will be a magnet for attracting new customers to the brand especially in China and United States .
Maserati set ambitious objectives , to try to grow their sales to reach 75,000 units by the year 2018. The Levante will be produced in the Italian Mirafiori plant, where the Granturismo and Alfieri also be manufactured.
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