Modena, 19 April 2021 – The Maserati Levante Hybrid is presented to the world in both a physical and digital World Premiere event. In fact, the dual nature of Maserati is shown at the Shanghai Auto Show for its live presentation, and, for the rest of the world, in a virtual launch event on the brand’s website (houseof.maserati.com).
With the Brand’s first electrified SUV, Maserati takes a major step forward in its strategy for electrification, which began last year with the Ghibli Hybrid.
“Faster. Greener. Unique”, Levante Hybrid is faster than a diesel, more sustainable than diesel or gasoline, and unique in its specific characteristics.
The Maserati SUV, which has already made an impact in the history of the Brand with its record-breaking figures, now presses ahead into a future in which all new Trident models will be electrified.
Maserati is innovative by nature, and with Levante it pursues the philosophy behind its entry into the world of electrification: the aim of improving performance while staying true to the Brand’s values, delivering speed and agility while saving fuel and reinforcing the Trident’s dedication to driving pleasure and luxury. The result is a hybrid SUV that retains the distinctive roar of every Maserati.
Levante Hybrid combines the 4 cylinder, 2 litre engine with a 48 volt Hybrid system to recover energy during deceleration and braking. The hybrid car weighs less than the 6 cylinder engine equivalent (both diesel and gasoline), and above all has an even better weight distribution since the battery is placed in the rear without compromising the load capacity and optimally balancing the masses of the vehicle. All designed to make Levante Hybrid even more agile and fun to drive.
Thanks to a maximum power output of 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 2,250 rpm, the performance data of the new Levante Hybrid, only available with all-wheel drive, is impressive: a top speed of over 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds.
In terms of appearance, the Levante Hybrid launch version is characterised by a new metallic tri-coat colour called Azzurro Astro, available as part of the Brand’s customisation programme, Maserati Fuoriserie.
Other exterior and interior details contribute to this car’s immediately recognisable design: some are in blue, the shade chosen to identify hybrid cars, already used by Maserati on Ghibli Hybrid.
On the exterior, blue characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake calipers and the C-pillar logo. The same blue shade reappears inside the car, specifically on the embroidered seams of the seats.
Levante Hybrid is connected, thanks to the new Maserati Connect program.
Having your Maserati connected at all times enables an eye to be kept on the car’s health, and Maserati Connect will alert the driver when a service is due, improving the customer care experience. With a Smartphone or Smartwatch, drivers can stay in contact with their car via the Maserati Connect App; this is also possible from home via their virtual personal assistant (Amazon Alexa & Google Assist).
Special guests at the digital premiere of Levante Hybrid were David Beckham, the new Maserati Brand Global Ambassador, and Dardust, with an exclusive soundtrack.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable by their extraordianary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a reference point for the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, the first SUV made by Maserati, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. Ghibli and Levante are now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified cars. A complete range, equipped with V6 and V8 petrol, and 4 cylinder hybrid powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine, further embodies the performance DNA of the Trident Brand. The top-of-the-range is the MC20 super sports car, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built in Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin, and MC20 is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti Plant.
Maserati Levante Hybrid Technical Specifications
- Layout: L4 Mild Hybrid with eBooster and 48V BSG
- Displacement (cc): 1995
- Bore x Stroke (mm): 84 x 90
- Compression ratio: 9.5:1
- Maximum Power (hp @ rpm): 330 @ 5750
- Peak torque (Nm @ rpm): 450 @ 2250
- Fuel injection: Gasoline Direct Injection GDI
- Injection pressure (bar): 200
- Induction: 1 Mono-scroll turbocharger 1 eBooster 48 V
- Crankshaft: Forged steel
- Lubrication: Variable displacement oil pump
- Timing system: 1 chain-drive overhead camshaft with Multiair
- Acceleration 0-100 Km/h (s): 6.0
- Top speed: >240
- Braking distance from 100 to 0 km/h (m): 36
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
- WLTP combined cycle (l/100 km): TBC *Pending current certification
- WLTP combined cycle (g/km): 231-252
- Gearbox: ZF eight-speed automatic
- Gear ratios: 1st: 5; 2nd: 3.2; 3rd: 2.14; 4th: 1.72; 5th: 1.31; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.82; 8th: 0.64; Reverse: 3.46; final: 3.27
- Transmission: All-wheel drive with limited slip self-locking mechanical rear differential
- Front: Double-wishbone, anti-roll bar
- Rear: Multi-link, anti-roll bar
- Front: Ventilated discs 345×32 mm, 2-piston floating calipers
- Rear: Ventilated discs 330×22 mm, 1-piston floating calipers
Dimensions and weights
- Front/rear tyres: 265/50 R19
- L x D x H (mm): 5005 x 1981 x 1693
- Wheelbase (mm): 3004
- Front/rear track (mm): 1631 / 1662
- Luggage capacity (l): 580
- Fuel tank capacity (l): 80
- Homologated weight (kg): 2090