245 km/h top speed, 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, power-to-weight ratio with 165 hp/l
Naza Italia recently introduced the 2023 Levante GT Hybrid, aimed at those who want a Maserati that is a bit more "Green".
On the exterior, the Levante GT hybrid trim features the new Maserati logo on the bonnet (included in the range from the MC20 onwards), new Trident logo on the C-pillar, and refreshed lettering on the rear.
There is also a specific trim level badge bearing the wording “GT” on the sides, just above the three iconic air intakes.
Equipped with a four-cylinder 330-hp Mild Hybrid engine, the Levante GT Hybrid is embellished with Full-LED Adaptive Matrix headlights, chrome-plated accents, plus 20-inch alloy wheels.
Completing the look of the interior are 8.4-inch Touchscreen MTC+ with Navigation, leather comfort seats and the Piano Black Trim.
The Levante GT Hybrid pairs the two-litre four-cylinder internal combustion engine with a 48-volt Hybrid system that can recover energy when decelerating to brake. The 48-volt Maserati hybrid system consists of four components - BSG, battery, e-Booster and a DC/DC converter.
The Belt Starter Generator (BSG) acts as an alternator, recovering energy when braking and decelerating, and charging the battery located in the boot, which in turn powers the e-Booster fitted to the engine.
The pairing of BSG and e-Booster gives a further boost even when the engine is running at full capacity in Sport mode, when all the benefits of performance can be fully exploited. In Normal mode, it is used to balance consumption and performance.
The hybrid car weighs less than its counterpart with a six-cylinder engine, but most of all it has an improved weight distribution, thanks to the engine being at the front and the battery in the rear. Even so, the load capacity is not compromised and the vehicle’s weight is optimally balanced.
Together with the compact hybrid system, the lighter engine weighs 20 kg less than the version fitted with the 350-hp V6, and 115 kg less than the diesel, which also improves the 50:50 weight distribution.
Courtesy of the 330 hp of maximum power and the peak torque of 450 Nm @ 2,250 rpm – more than 90% of which can be achieved from 1,750 rpm, the performance of the Levante GT Hybrid, which still comes with all-wheel drive, are vitally important: maximum speed of 245 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h possible in 6 seconds, impressive power-to-weight ratio with 165 hp/L.
The ADAS features that are available in the Levante GT Hybrid are Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Surround View Camera, Active Blind Spot Assist, Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Warning Plus and Hill Descent Control.
That being said, the 2023 Levante GT Hybrid is priced at RM738,000.00 inclusive of local duties and taxes, before customization options and insurance. The price includes 3 years Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction.