Maserati Levante: grey SUV with 350 HP

The Maserati Levante (Tipo M161) is an executive crossover SUV produced by Italian manufacturer Maserati at the Mirafiori factory in Turin since 2016. The Levante went on sale in Europe in May 2016, and in North America in September 2016.

The Levante was named after a warm, easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean Sea, southern France, down to the Strait of Gibraltar. The name of the wind, in turn, comes from the Latin word “levare”, which means “to rise”. Its design is based on the Kubang concept car that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

The Levante initially featured Ferrari’s 3.0L V6 engine, in two states of tune. A diesel model is also offered, which served as the only engine offering for right hand drive markets from 2016 to the end of 2017, until the official announcement and deployment of gasoline RHD models in the middle of 2017, starting with the Levante S and subsequently the base Levante sometime in 2018.

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