Company CEO “really excited” for electric model
Could get 754 hp range topping model
The next generation of the Maserati Levante crossover will be electric. The luxury sports model will ditch its gasoline power, long a brand highlight, in favour of a more modern powertrain.
Maserati CEO Davide Grasso told Autocar that the electric Levante (Levante Folgore?) was important to the company and that it would benefit from Stellantis moving quickly and heavily in the direction of EVs. “We’re hitting on all cylinders on that program,” he said. “And it’s something that gets me really excited, because we really see the opportunity we have as part of a very large group, which makes innovations one of the first priorities. So I’m very excited about the way that program is starting to take form.”
Though the details are still a well-kept secret this far in advance, Autocar says it expects that the Levante EV could have a tri-motor system with 754 hp taken from the Granturismo. That would put it up against some pretty serious hardware from the likes of Lotus and other EV startups.
The electric Maserati Levante is likely to arrive in the middle of the decade as the last of the Maseratis to become electric. The Grecale compact, Granturismo, and Quattroporte are all expected to be electrified by then.
Mid-decade would leave the current Levante a little long in the tooth. It went on sale in 2016 and has gone without significant upgrades since. The current model is sold here with a twin-turbo V6 or a V8 engine.