Want to Become an Auto Service Technician? Here's a Look at the All-New Maserati Levante
March 29, 2016
Earlier this month, automakers from around the world unveiled dazzling concepts and exciting upcoming production models at the Geneva International Motor Show. One model that car lovers were excited to see was a new addition to the luxury SUV market: the long-awaited Maserati Levante.
The Levante’s design is based on a concept that the Italian automaker originally debuted in Frankfurt back in 2011. Named “Kubang,” the concept vehicle was stylish and clearly demonstrated the company’s ability to successfully make a move into the SUV world. Though a few years have passed, Maserati has finally announced that the Levante will hit the production line this year.
If you want to pursue an automotive career, read on to learn more about the Levante’s specs, and the features that are sure to give Maserati an advantage over its competition.
Levante’s Exterior Design and Technology for Auto Service Technicians
Although the Levante will be Maserati’s first foray into the SUV market, the automaker has managed to keep several of the trademark design elements that graduates of auto service programs have come to expect from Maserati. It has a bold grille that features the Maserati trident, and also has the company’s familiar side vents that lead up to the front doors. The Levante will come with four-wheel drive, and will also feature Maserati touch control with an 8.1-inch touchscreen display in the console.
Get a closer look at the Levante’s design here:
A Look at the Engine Options for Students in Auto Service Programs
The Levante will be available with two different V6 engine options: one gas-powered and one diesel. The diesel version, which is expected to be especially popular among European buyers, will be able to produce 271 horsepower and 443 lbs of torque. This will push the diesel Levante to 100 km/h in approximately 7 seconds.
Any trained auto service technician knows that the gasoline V6-equipped Levante models will have a little more power. Customers in pursuit of more speed will get 345 horsepower out of the standard Levante, or 425 hp with the Levante S. The Levante S will be able to go from 0-100 km/h in approximately 5 seconds. There’s also talk of Maserati offering a V8 model, but industry professionals will only know for sure once we are closer to the Levante’s release date.
Weight Reduction and Other Features Set the Levante Apart
With SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport offering stiff competition, you may be wondering what the Maserati Levante could bring to the table.
Fortunately, it looks like there’s much more to the Levante besides its good looks. In fact, Maserati built the Levante frame out of lightweight aluminum, giving it significant weight reduction. It also has the lowest centre of gravity of any other SUV in its class, which gives the Levante extra drag and allows it to handle like a sports car. The Levante’s adaptive all-wheel-drive system can also deliver power to front and rear wheels simultaneously, and it will come with a sophisticated multi-link air suspension system.
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