Maserati will electrify the entire lineup by 2023. The first EV is already out. That is the Grand Turismo Folgore. Based on the same architecture, we expect to see the 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore electric SUV. The company is not hiding it, and the EV is about to combine performance and efficiency. Another performance SUV is coming from the plants of Italian carmaker. Not only Levante, but also the new Grecale will feature classic configurations with an internal combustion engine, and the electric version based on the Folgore approach.
The specs sheet of the 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore is not announced yet. But, we can get some clues if we compare it to the Grecale SUV. One thing is sure – the EV will be out soon. In 2023, the concept is coming, and the production version is going to be available by 2025. By 2030, all Maserati vehicles are getting an electric drivetrain.
What is the Folgore Concept?
The new electric platform is ready. The Folgore concept underpins the Grand Turismo sports car. The new EV was accepted well and it immediately caused rumors about the expansion of the lineup. Maserati bosses had a deal in that with announcements of big electrification plans. Such vehicles require a special approach and architecture. Development is long and costly. So, the flagship SUV will rather use the existing concept, rather than a new one.
The 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore can carry over many options from its predecessor. The company’s first SUV offers excellent performance, range and recharge time. That is all an EV needs. But, wearing the Maserati badge brings the obligation to always look for more.
The company is a member of Stellantis group. Jeep is the best-selling carmaker in the US, and this company is also developing the first EV. Wrangler Magneto is the next step in the evolution whose sales start in 2024. Pieces of information and solutions will definitely be shared within this alliance of automotive giants.
2023 Maserati Levante Folgore EV Range, Recharge Time
The company is going strong into the electrification process. They don’t want to give the competition a breath. Porsche is already building the new Macan EV and Ferrari is entering the SUV market. But, from what we saw on the Grand Turismo, there are no worries about the 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore.
The range of the electric SUV will depend on its size. A smaller Grecalewill be able to do at least 300 miles in a single charge. Levante is bigger and heavier, which means a higher consumption of electric supply. A two-motor setup guarantees excellent performance. A three-motor configuration is there to stun the public. Grand Turismo can go up to 1,200 hp. But, this measure is totally different for the EV segment. Advanced technology helps in recharging. Super-speedy system will restore energy for 100 miles in just 10 mins.
From what we can hear from our sources, the Stellantis group is working on a very high level of driving autonomy. The 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore could feature a level 4 system, which is very close to the full autonomy. Definitely, this is a big bite for the company. Other carmakers also had such big announcements, but all we have so far is Tesla’s 2+ level. It leaves us and most of the public pretty suspicious about the level 4 by Maserati. It can be offered, but the question is at what price and how reliable it can be?
What Will 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore Look Like?
The 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore is not the first electric vehicle based on the model with an internal combustion engine. But usually, those EVs are considered as a totally different class. And they also come with unique upgrades and technology. Somehow, whenever speaking about electric cars, reports mention autonomous drive, like it is exclusive for those kinds of powertrains. Since the EV is still advanced technology, it is normal to speak about other similar products.
For example, a special cooling system doesn’t require air vents and an open grille. Instead, electric vehicles and Levante Folgore can use closed front fascia. The battery is stored under the body, leaving room under the hood. This is usually called frunk (front trunk). Also, the lack of a transmission tunnel means there is more space for passengers. The EV will carry over the sloped roof design, keeping an aggressive stand, and cutting some headroom for passengers in the back.
Price and Release Date
The company already launched one electric vehicle. The evolution has started and by 2025 a few more vehicles will be available at dealerships. The 2023 Maserati Levante Folgore will be a concept vehicle, while production is about to start later. The price of an electric SUV with high performance won’t be cheap. It is hard to make estimations without specs numbers and most details.