Recently, Maserati launched their first SUV which was highly anticipated. However, the sales numbers aren’t just going as expected. S, the automaker decided to take a look at the powertrain they have been using on their most recent models. And the truth is that they have been using the six-cylinder engines in the last couple of years.
In addition, Maserati also took a closer look at the more direct competitors of the Levante GTS such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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So, for the new 2018 Maserati Levante GTS, the automaker decided to make a change on the engine and they are starting to offer the V8 engines. But what else can you expect from the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS? Let’s take a look.
2018 Maserati Levante GTS Release Date
According to most rumors, the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS should be debut during the first half of 2018. However, there are other rumors pointing to a new facelift to this car. If this is the case, then the debut can be delayed to the second half of the current year.
2018 Maserati Levante GTS Price
While Maserati didn’t reveal any official prices for the new 2018 Maserati Levante GTS, we believe that it should be considerably higher than the current version which is at $73,000.
2018 Maserati Levante GTS Redesign and Changes
While rumors of the debut vary depending on the new facelift or not of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS, the truth is that looking at several spy shots we don’t see any major change in the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS.
However, we can’t forget that other high-performance versions have been getting a new exterior. So, this should occur with the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS as well.
We are expecting to see a new front bumper that can include some air-channeling intakes. After all, with such a powerful engine, the air must circulate freely. We also believe that there is the possibility of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS to get a smooth under-tray. This obviously implies more velocity. Nevertheless, it should also mean that the off-road capabilities of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS should be diminished.
Looking at the back of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS, we are expecting to see a larger roof-spoiler as well as a new bumper. This should be larger and should come with a new exhaust.
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2018 Maserati Levante GTS Specs
One of the main changes of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS is related to the powertrain. After all, and after spending years with 6-cylinders engines, Maserati will make a strong bet on the V8 engine for the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS.
So, you can expect to see an upgraded version of the 3.8-liter V8 engine that is sourced from Ferrari and that is currently being used o the Quattroporte GTS. The 2018 Maserati Levante GTS engine should be able to produce 570 of horsepower and more than 700 Nm of torque.
The 2018 Maserati Levante GTS should only come with the all-wheel-drive system and it should include the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Maserati Levante GTS Interior
The main changes on the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS will happen on the engine and then on the exterior. However, the interior of the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS should remain quite the same, with just a few upgrades and updates here and there.
One of the differences that we should see is that the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS should come with more supportive seats and according to some rumors, we may also see a new instrument cluster and a new steering wheel.
Using only high-quality leather, aluminum, real wood, and carbon fiber inserts, you can also expect to have a lot of space available inside the cabin.