Many hardcore fans of this sports car manufacture were a little bit disappointed when Maserati launched a crossover. The company that was famous for its amazing exotic cars now starter offering an SUV. However, this move turned out to be excellent. This is by far the best-selling model of the brand, which brought a lot of additional profit, which filled up development funds, so the company now works on several new models. This mid-size luxury crossover came two years ago and the company already prepares some novelties for the 2020 Maserati Levante SUV. We are about to see a new GTS version. Other than that, things will remain the same.
The 2020 Maserati Levante SUV will continue with same base design characteristics. This crossover rides on the same platform as the legendary Quattroporte and Ghibli models, so it’s no wonder that Levante also offers spectacular driving experience. In terms of driving dynamics, there is no other SUV in the class that comes even close. The Porsche Cayenne may be more powerful and faster, but not on the same level in corners. In terms of styling, the new GTS version is about to come with few novelties. Compared to standard models, it will receive few tweaks on areas like the grille, front bumper, and wings.
The 2020 Maserati Levante SUV interior is likely to remain the same. Although a mid-size crossover, the Levante doesn’t offer some spectacular interior space. While we could say that there is a decent legroom insider the SUV, the cargo area is definitely the smallest in the class. Materials quality is also on a little bit lower level compared to Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Still, a list of gadgetry and tech features is pretty long. All in all, if you’re looking for an SUV for an everyday ride, with lots of practicality, this one definitely isn’t for you.
The biggest novelty for the 2020 Maserati Levante SUV will be a new version called GTS. This model will get Maserati’s famous 3.8-liter V8 engine, tuned to 550 horsepower for this occasion. This amount of power should be enough to provide 0-60 sprint under four seconds. The rest of the engine lineup is about to remain the same. There is a familiar six-cylinder unit, which comes in two output variants, with either 350 or 430 horsepower. All engines use the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Finally, you can also find a diesel engine for the European market. It is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel with around 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Maserati Levante SUV Release Date and Price
The 2020 Maserati Levante SUV will come sometime in the next year, probably in the second half. Base models will go around $75,000.