Report: Maserati downplays crossover model below Levante

Maserati is hard at work to make sure their new and highly-anticipated Levante crossover does well.

But if you wondered whether or not Maserati would make a model below the Levante for the crowd seeking a more affordable alternative, the answer is unfortunately no.

AutoCar sat down with Maserati’s head, Harald Wester, who said the company has no plans for a smaller and more affordable crossover. The reason: fears of product overlap with other similar models in Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ portfolio across all brands. For example, you have everything Jeep offers and Alfa Romeo is in the works with a crossover themselves.

Wester acknowledged that Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has a rather complex way of being a “multi-brand group.” And although plans now don’t seem favorable now, he did admit that it’s important to “never say no.”

The Levante is due for a reveal at the Detroit Auto Show next year, being based stylistically off of the 2011 Kubang Concept.

Source: AutoCar

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