The Maserati Levante could get a version later in its life cycle with more than 500bhp, to compete with models like the BMW X6 M.
A souped-up version of the Levante beach and may the echo of the Quattroporte range-topper, which uses a 3.8-litre V8 unit delivering 523bhp and 479lb ft. To a similar weight to the luxury sedan, the Levante beach and could hit 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, over two seconds faster than the current 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
Maserati’s global operations boss Alberto Cavaggioni said: “of course, we have the engine on the Quattroporte, so there’s potential, but it needs to be justified by the volumes,” before citing modest sales of rival cars that the precautionary motive.
However, he added: ”If you are the mirror of what we are doing with the Quattroporte, we could do the same thing on everything that we do.”
Cavaggioni said that there had been “many improvements” to be made on the standard of the Levante, and it would be a Maserati, but added that it “always has to have something in the pocket for the future”, hinting at a version more hot which would likely buoy sales later in the life-cycle model.
In the short term, the 3.0-litre V6 petrol Levante could still do that in the UK, with a decision expected by the Geneva motor show next March. While the essence of the sales of the model are the most popular in the united states and China, the brand is studying the possibility of putting the united KINGDOM, with the European directive of general manager Giulio Pastore, stating that it “is in favour” of the idea.
Levante sales prepare for the brand, with the SUV is expected to represent 50% of the united KINGDOM, the volume of the next year.
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