Auto Shanghai 2021: Maserati Levante hybrid debuts with 330PS
Soon after the Ghibli, Maserati has now brought the same mild-hybrid powertrain option to its lone SUV, the Maserati Levante. Like the sedan, the Maserati Levante Hybrid also features subtle stylish enhancements to show off its greener credentials.
Powering the Maserati Levante Hybrid is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol that pairs with a 48V belt-driven starter generator, the outputs being 330PS at 5,750rpm and 450 Nm at 2,250rpm. The Italian carmaker claims that placing the battery for the 48V system on the rear axle has given this version better weight distribution than the petrol or diesel Levante. The SUV can get from 0 to 100 kmph in 6s and reach a 240 kmph top speed.
As for styling changes to the Maserati Levante Hybrid, the blue highlights which denote Maserati's hybrid range can be found around the three side air ducts, on the Maserati trident on the C pillar and in the brake callipers. This colour has also been used to highlight embroidered seams of the seats. Also, the launch edition of the Levante hybrid will be done up in a new metallic tri-coat colour called Azzurro Astro, part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme.
In a tech upgrade to the Levante Hybrid, the Maserati Connect suite of connected-car features has been made available. This adds remote vehicle diagnostics, smartwatch compatibility and Google Home and Alexa integration.
With the Ghibli Hybrid already on sale in India, the Maserati Levante Hybrid should make its way here in the next few months as well priced around the same as the diesel version already available here.
Starts Rs 1.45 Crore