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... this is going to be a long wait. We're still a year away from production even beginning. Production won't gear up until late 2014, infact Maserati hasn't even begun their $1.3 Billion retooling of their Mirafori facility in Torino.
 

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That's a late 2014 start is there aren't any road blocks or anything to slow or stop them. Hopefully all goes well.
the only roadblock I can see is the money needed for Mirafori, FIAT is not exactly liquid right now.

Although worst case scenario they revert back to American production if cash issues become insurmountable. Although even that might not work because Jefferson North is at full capacity cranking out Grand Cherokees..
 

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I guess that it is largely contingent on this whole Chrysler buy-up that Fiat is attempting to finish. That should take a while still though. I'd say 2015 is when we can expect it, but even then, it could be the end of 2015. Any ideas of when we will get more information on the Levante?
 

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That shouldn't matter.
People who will really want it, will wait.
Plus there's not many high end SUV's on the market.
what he's saying is that with a glut os luxury SUVS poised to come online in the same time frame any delay is going to hurt them. You only buy one luxo SUV at a time, is it aston, mazy, jaguar? Depends who's prettiest in pink and on the podium first...
 

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I think that the Levante is really only going to directly compete with the new Jaguar SUV. The Aston Martin, Bentley, and Lamborghini all are even further up market.

So it is a race, but really only between Maserati and Jaguar.
 

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I bet the Urus will absolutely roar with power. It would be so much fun to rev the Urus at a light and race against some guy in a sportscar who think he can go faster.

The Levante should also have a high powered engine, but not nearly like what the Urus will get.
 

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they're going to sell 5 Urus' a year...

The Aston Lagonda is intended to be a volume model for the brand like Cayenne was for porsche and Levante is for Mizzy, so don't discount them.
 

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Only 5 each year!? I guess that makes sense from a Lamborghini stand point. I just expected them to try to sell more than 5 since its an SUV. I thought they would try to do something like Porsche did with the Cayenne, but still more expensive. The Urus seems like a car that celebrities will buy.
 

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That shouldn't matter.
People who will really want it, will wait.
Plus there's not many high end SUV's on the market.
at this point it seems like a race.

there will soon be lots of high end SUVs in the market
and until everyone else catches up

Porsche is getting all the sales.
 

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I'm sure the Urus will make a lovely boyhood bedroom poster, but for those of us looking for a little luxury out of our toy haulers the celebrity charade has little impact on us.

TBH being based on the Grand Cherokee should give the Levante quite the edge over its pure premium competitors. I'm not talking about going mudding, but you know, towing the family boat...
 

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I'm sure the Urus will make a lovely boyhood bedroom poster, but for those of us looking for a little luxury out of our toy haulers the celebrity charade has little impact on us.

TBH being based on the Grand Cherokee should give the Levante quite the edge over its pure premium competitors. I'm not talking about going mudding, but you know, towing the family boat...
I'm sure the Lagonda will also be able to tow a boat. If it can't then that would be a huge design/engineering mistake. I wonder if the Levante will just be seen as a more luxurious version of the Grand Cherokee.
 
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