Taking a major step forward in its strategy for electrification, which began last year with the launch of Ghibli Hybrid, luxury automaker Maserati has now unveiled Levante Hybrid. The car has been launched with the aim of improving performance, delivering speed and agility, while saving fuel.
It comes equipped with 4 cylinders, 2 litre engine with a 48 volt hybrid system to recover energy during deceleration and braking. The maximum power output is 330 hp with torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 2,250 rpm. It has a top speed of over 240 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds.
This hybrid car weighs less than the 6 cylinder engine equivalent (both diesel and gasoline). It also has a good weight distribution as the battery is placed in the rear without compromising the load capacity and optimally balancing the masses of the vehicle.
In terms of appearance, this electrified Maserati comes in a new metallic tri-coat colour called Azzurro Astro. 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.
With a smartphone or a smartwatch, car owners can stay in contact with their car via the Maserati Connect App. This is also possible from home via Amazon Alexa or Google Assist.
The carmaker is yet to share Levante Hybrid’s India launch date and its price.