Along with sharing some things with Chrysler and Jeep, it will be built at a Chrysler plant in Michigan.Not much so far really, but here is what I found.
Three engines will be offered. a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 410 horsepower, a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine with 530 horsepower and a turbo-diesel engine only offered in Europe. All of the engines will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and will all have all-wheel-drive.
That is about it for details. Abstractly we can expect the Levante to be built with a lot of aluminum to reduce weight and some of the electronic architecture from Chrysler and Jeep.
With a plant in Italy I wouldn't be surprised if the cost to build them their is higher, just look at how well built things are over their. there's probably a level of quality they have to live up to that comes at a higher price.it would probably cost more to retrofit a plant here to be able to build the Levante. Might be cheaper to keep it in italy.
Tbh it belongs in Italy.
With the company making a lot more money now, they may want to bring jobs to Italy where the company is based, instead of overseas. Decision is made now though.
it would but financially it seems it's not something that would work for Maserati at this time and for this vehicle. building flagship models in it's home market is what they will do, not these mass produced cars.I think it would be more favorable for buyers if it was made in Italy.
that's good news, 'flagship' means a lot, the Levante being built at Fiat's flagship plant just means built quality it upped by a lot. maybe we can expect less problems nownot being built in America. That was posturing by Marchionne when he was in a spat with the Italian Labor Union. Plus the Jefferson North factory the Levante could of been built at is at full capacity with Grand Cherokee demand.
Levante is going to be built at FIATs Mirafiori complex, FIATS flagship facility...
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