Following Maserati’s first step into electrification last year with its Ghibli Hybrid, the brand is back with its first electrified SUV – the Levante Hybrid.
Unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, Levante Hybrid combines a four-cylinder, two-liter engine with a 48-volt Hybrid system to recover energy during deceleration and braking.
The hybrid car weighs less than the six-cylinder engine equivalent (both diesel and gasoline), and is said to offer better weight distribution since the battery is placed in the rear without compromising the load capacity and thus balancing the masses of the vehicle.
With a maximum power output of 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 2,250 rpm, the performance of the new Levante Hybrid, only available with all-wheel drive, delivers a top speed of over 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in six seconds.
In terms of appearance, the Levante Hybrid launch version is characterized by a new metallic tri-coat color called Azzurro Astro, available as part of the Brand’s customization program, Maserati Fuoriserie.
Other exterior and interior details contribute to its design: some are in blue, the shade chosen to identify hybrid cars, already used by Maserati on Ghibli Hybrid.
The vehicle is another step forward in Maserati’s strategy for electrification where all future models will feature electrification.