Last week we called the 2017 Maserati Levante the worst kept automotive secret of the last six months, and now we have event more food for fodder. Today the Levante leaked in full via Dutch site AutoWeek.nl, revealing the upcoming luxury crossover two weeks before it was set to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
We weren’t entirely sure how the Levante was going to turn out after seeing photos of prototypes running around. It looked a bit hunchbacked and awkward at first, but we’re happy to see that the production is Levante is anything but awkward. From the headlights that reach all the way over to the sharp grille, to the defined rear haunches and integrated quad-exit exhaust, it’s all very well done and expertly integrated.
AutoWeek.nl was also sent a photo of what appears to be the Levante’s engine lineup. From launch there will be a ‘Levante 350’, which will be have Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and a ‘Levante 450’, which will feature the same engine but with a higher output. The Levante 350 will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds and top out at 243 km/h, according to the photo, while the 450 will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds and reach 264 km/h.
A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine option will also be available from launch, however it seems unlikely it will finds its way into the vehicle in North America. AutoWeek.nl claims the diesel will have 275 horsepower, which seems on par with the leaked photo’s claims of a 6.9 second 0-62 mph time and a top speed of 230 km/h.
More information in the 2017 Maserati Levante will become available early next month at the Geneva Motor Show. For now, you can check out the leaked images in the video above.