The 2017 Maserati Levante may just be the worst kept automotive secret of the past 6 months considering how many times it’s been photographed in pre-production form. Motor Trend recently caught a Levante out testing once again, however this time the crossover was wearing what is thought to be its production-spec bodywork.
In previous spy shots, the shape of the Levante was partially masked by black cladding and camouflage. The camouflage is back for this round of photos, however there’s no cladding meant to throw us off and hide its shape, giving us a pretty good idea of what the crossover will look like when it debuts later this year.
The inside of the Levante was also caught almost completely uncovered, with the photos revealing the steering wheel, dash, front seats and center console. Those familiar with the Ghibli’s interior will have Déjà Vu looking at the inside of the Levante, as it’s much of the same kit. The only major difference we can pinpoint is the addition of a knob control behind the gear selector.
The Levante is rumored to share a platform with the Maserati Ghibli mid-size sedan and will also receive the car’s 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6. The 523 horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 from the Quattroporte GTS may be available as well along with plug-in hybrid and full electric variants further down the road.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is expected to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show this March. In the mean time, check out the spy photos over on Motor Trend.