Maserati announced last week it has added a second shift to the Mirafiori facility where the Levante is built, bringing back about 550 workers from temporary leave. Additionally, about 150 workers from Maserati’s Grugliasco plant in Turin will be sent to Mirafiori to help aid in the production boost.
Levante production is expected to hits its peak in 2017 at 30,000 units, according to The Detroit News, with about 10,000 of those units reaching the U.S. and another 10,000 reaching China. The SUV went on sale in Europe earlier this spring and is expected to arrive in North America by late summer.
The North American Levante was first shown at the 2016 New York International Auto Show comes standard with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.