The Maserati Levante SUV, which is expected to arrive at dealers in March of 2016 following its debut in Detroit in January, has been spied testing at the Nurburgring in Germany.
The video, posted on YouTube by MotorAuthority, shows a heavily camouflaged Levante prototype lapping the Nurburgring at a fast pace. We’re likely safe to assume the Levante will be reasonably quick, said to be packing a 350 horsepower and 425 horsepower versions of Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 under its hood at launch. A turbocharged V8 power plant will also be offered down the road, possibly in a high performance variant of the SUV.
Riding on a modified version of the Maserati Ghibli mid-size sedan platform, the Levante will compete with other high-end mid-size SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q5 and Porsche Cayenne. It will be built at Fiat Chyrsler’s Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy and will be sold worldwide with a particular focus on Asian markets.