Maserati Levante SUV Production to Commence in Late 2014
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The italian giants will layoff about 5,300 workers to retool the Mirafiori plant for the SUV, an operation which will require an investment of almost €1 billion ($1.32 billion). Initially, Fiat announced the Maserati Levante would be produced at the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit.
Little is known about the Levante SUV, but word has it the new vehicle will borrow several components from Maserati’s Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, including twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines, as well as the newly-introduced turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 mill.
The Levante is expected to be offered with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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