Maserati Levante SUV Leaves Jeep Platform in Rearview Mirror

Maserati Levante SUV

Rumors exploded over the past few months that the Maserati Levante concept would be built on a Jeep platform. While some were stoked about the possibilities, they will not come to pass on a Jeep chassis regardless of the parent relations between Fiat and Chrysler. The Maserati Levante SUV will instead sit on the new Quattroporte/Ghibli architecture. 

The Maserati Levante SUV will not be Jeep based after all. Maserati CEO Harald Wester has reviled changes to the plan. It will look very much like the Kubang concept, shown above. read more

Maserati Will Meet Goals Thanks to Ghibli and Upcoming SUV


Luxury automaker Maserati is on track to meet its ambitious sales goals thanks to an unlikely addition: the Maserati Ghibli sedan. Fiat SpA (proud owner of Maserati and others) is also building the Maserati Levante SUV by 2015, which will assist in this endeavor. It is projected that the brand will enjoy an eightfold sales increase over a 3-year cycle thanks to the addition of the Ferrari-powered sedan and first-ever SUV.

Maserati Ghibli

It is no secret that people love options. By delving into new market niches such as the SUV and sedan segments, Maserati has and will attract new buyers. The Maserati Ghibli concept endured ridicule and praise, but has ultimately emerged triumphant as orders continue to roll in. read more

Elusive Jeep-Based Maserati SUV Shows Off Production Form

Maserati SUV

The much-discussed Jeep-based Maserati SUV has finally emerged in production form! Maserati took full advantage of this year’s Detroit Auto Show and Paris Auto Show to tout the new Levante SUV. The awkward ‘Kubang’ name was dropped in favor of ‘Levante’, but it is still based on a Jeep SUV platform.

Rumors suggest:
• That odd Jeep Grand Cherokee chassis (Also used in the Dodge Durango)
• Twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
• 500 horses
• Powertrain details are sparse, these are among the best guesses read more