Maserati Levante Folgore is the company’s 2nd Electric SUV [Update]

Update: ‘Next-gen infotainment system’ section added.

Maserati, best known for gorgeous Italian sports and luxury vehicles, is going big with electrification, intending to become an EV-exclusive brand by the end of the decade. During this revamp, the Trident brand has plans to release six new electric vehicles by 2025. Among the models is the Maserati Levante Folgore.

Second-gen Levante to be available as an electric car

The Maserati Levante is the Italian luxury automaker’s first SUV, released in 2016. The second-gen model will come as an electric vehicle, a departure from the current lineup. Maserati is releasing all of its electric cars with the suffix ‘Folgore.’

All Maserati models will come in a 100% electric version by 2025: the MC20 super sports car, the new Quattroporte sport sedan and the all-new full-size Levante SUV will complete the Maserati Folgore offering, to attract the new luxury consumer in all market segments.

Maserati, announcing plans for its future electric range on 17 March 2022
Maserati teaser
Maserati’s volume spinning products – Quattroporte and Levante – will be available as an EV by 2025. Image Source: Maserati

Platform & Specifications

Since the current Giorgio platform was designed for thermal engine products and has limitations, the Maserati Levante Folgore will likely opt for the bespoke STLA Large platform, one of the most advanced “BEV-centric platforms” under the STLA platform family. We know officially from Stellantis’ EV Day 2021 event that STLA Large platform-based EVs will be available with battery packs having installed energy of 101-118 kWh. The useable capacity will probably be slightly lower, but Stellantis has ensured that these EVs will be capable of delivering a range of up to 800 km (497 miles). The EPA-est. figures could be lower, though.

As Stellantis’ luxury brand, Maserati will try to make the most of the STLA Large platform’s capabilities. In addition to the largest supported battery packs, it will likely use the most potent Electric Drive Modules (EDMs) compatible with the platform. We’re talking about the 150-330 kW EDMs Stellantis announced at EV Day 2021. The inverter used for these EDMs will run at both 400 and 800 volts and have phased current capability from 350 to 750 amps to deliver up to 350 kW of power.

Maserati EV roadmap showing the Maserati Levante Folgore
Maserati plans to offer electric versions of its lineup at the latest by 2025. By the end of the decade, it will discontinue all gasoline-powered cars. Image Source: Maserati

Next-gen infotainment system

Stellantis has tied up with Qualcomm to leverage Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms and 5G capabilities for its telematics systems. It will use these technologies for the STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit technology platforms starting in 2024.

Next-gen Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms will power the in-car communication and infotainment systems for STLA SmartCockpit, which Stellantis is designing and engineering in collaboration with Foxconn and Amazon. The company will use Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to improve STLA Brain as well. The next-gen Stellantis infotainment system featuring Qualcomm tech will debut in a Maserati model, which could be the Maserati Levante Folgore.

Release Date

According to the STLA Large platform commercialization roadmap Stellantis revealed at its 2021 Annual General Meeting in April 2021, the first EVs based on this platform will arrive in 2023. Announcing its 2021 results and electrification plan on March 17, 2022, Maserati revealed that the Levante Folgore will break cover in 2024 or 2025.

Meanwhile, the first of the six Maserati EVs will be the GranTurismo Folgore, which is to be followed by the GranCabrio Folgore and the Grecale Folgore in 2023.

Maserati Levante Electric FAQs

What is the Maserati Levante Electric release date?

The Maserati Levante Folgore will arrive in 2024 or 2025.

Which SUVs would the Maserati Levante Electric rival?

The Maserati Levante electric will go up against the Audi e-tron & Tesla Model X.

What will be the price of the Maserati Levante Folgore?

The Maserati Levante electric is expected to be priced upwards of USD 85,000.

The featured image is a mere representation of what the Levante Folgore may look like based on what we have seen on the Grecale Folgore with the ‘Rame Folgore’ body color. Rest assured that there’s no connection to the next-generation model.