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Maserati Levante Hybrid (2021): a 330-horsepower micro-hybrid SUV

Maserati updates its SUV with the new Levante Hybrid, powered by a strong 330-horsepower four-cylinder, complemented by 48V micro-hybridization.

On the occasion of the Shanghai Motor Show, which opens its doors today and until April 28, 2021, Maserati presents his new Levante Hybrid, in the presence of its new global ambassador David Beckham. But this name “Hybrid” is somewhat misleading, since the model does not adopt a true hybrid engine (ordinary or rechargeable), but a simple one. mild hybridization equipped with a 48-volt starter-alternator and a battery, allowing energy to be recovered during deceleration and braking phases. A first step towards the future of Maserati, where all new models of the trident will be electrified.

Maserati Levante Hybrid (2021): a turbocharged four-cylinder with 300 horsepower

A mechanism initially inaugurated on the Maserati Ghibli sedan, and which now also equips the trident SUV. Technically, it is a block four-cylinder turbocharged petrol of 2.0 liters of displacement, which can be found in particular at Alfa Romeo and which develops a power of 330 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque

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The assembly is transmitted to the four-wheel drive of the Q4 system via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, supplemented by a mechanical limited-slip automatic locking rear differential. The 0 to 100 km / h is shot in 6 seconds, 0.9 seconds less than the 3.0-liter V6 Diesel with 275 horsepower it replaces, for a top speed of 240 km / h.

Aesthetically, we recognize the Hybrid versions of the Maserati Levante thanks to exterior and interior details in blue color, which can be found on the three side air intakes, the brake calipers, the brand logo located on the rear pillar, or the stitching of the seats.

The Maserati Connect infotainment system It is enriched with connected features, and it is now possible to interact with the car using a smartphone application, which can be controlled via a connected watch or by voice, via Amazon Alexa and Google Assist.

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