Maserati Levante 5

Here’s a first look at the alleged Maserati Levante crossover wearing its production body, compared to the sedan-based mule we’ve seen before. This is going to be one unique looking car, that’s for sure.

Starting from the front, the Levante has been given a sculpted hood, with three prominent arches standing out. While the grille looks to have remain the way it was first seen previously, those headlight now appear a little sleeker than before. The shape seems to be quite similar to the Maserati Alfieri 2+2 concept.

From the side, the Levante seems to have gotten a little bit more of its curves from the Maserati Kubang save for a longer front and roof that appears to be sloping higher from the mid-section towards the rear. Quite noticeable as well, is that the SUV is sitting quite low now. It’s still unclear as to whether it will carry over the Ghibli’s looks, but at least it will do away with the sedan’s rear, which has been chopped away.

Also, the back is now akin to a proper SUV (thank goodness), while the rear lights also seem to have been swapped out. The lamps seem almost identical to those of its two-door sibling, the Maserati Gran Turismo.

The Levante will most likely share the same platform as the Ghibli and Quatropporte and offered with Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel drive system. Fiat Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne has high expectations for the brand’s first-ever SUV, as he believes it’s Maserati’s only hope to recover from declining profits.