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 |  Mar 05 2014, 10:31 AM

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Maserati plans to begin production of its upcoming luxury SUV, called the Levante, sometime in 2015 according to Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. 

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 11:36 AM

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Maserati’s upscale Levante SUV was slated to be built in the good ol’ US of A at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, but that plan has since changed.

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 |  May 21 2013, 2:20 PM

 

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Based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and slated to be the brand’s volume seller, Maserati’s Levante SUV has remained more-or-less in the dark despite its crucial role for the brand.

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 |  Dec 13 2012, 4:02 PM

Maserati wants to broaden its reach into new market segments which means venturing beyond its two core models — the Quattroporte and GranTurismo.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 10:32 AM

Maserati is letting a few more details out of the bag in regards to its upcoming sedan and the brand’s first SUV. 

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 |  Jul 30 2012, 9:31 AM

Smaller than the Quattroporte, Maserati is gearing up to introduce a sew sports sedan into its lineup, likely called ‘Levante,’ that is meant to compete with the BMW 5-series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-class, and our spy photographers managed to snap some pictures of a test mule on the road. 

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 |  Mar 05 2012, 9:10 AM

Maserati is readying three new production models for the market, one of which will bear the name “Levante”. The question is, which one?

The Italian luxury automaker has recently trademarked the “Levante” badge for use as a nameplate on one of its new vehicles. The Quattroporte will soon be getting a successor, the Kubang SUV concept is working its way into a production model, and the most likely of the three to use the Levante name is a new sports sedan being produced to compete with the likes of BMW’s M5 and Audi’s A7.

This new small sedan will be Maserati’s answer to an affordable luxury car, supposedly starting around the $75,000 mark.

Maserati hasn’t said which car will get the “Levante” title, but the company has given us some obvious clues. The rights to the name “Cinqueporte”, which literally translates to five doors, has also been trademarked by the company, and is the clear choice for the new SUV. The “Quattroporte”(shown above) badge is already a nameplate with some prestige attached to it, so changing it to something new and unknown is also unlikely. That leaves the new sports sedan, which we would bet will be named “Levante” when it debuts sometime in 2013.

[Source: Motorionline]