The 2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid has arrived in the Philippines, more than a year after making its global debut. The Levante midsize SUV is the second model in the Italian luxury automaker’s stable to receive electrification, right after the Ghibli midsize sedan, of which we were able to review earlier this year.
On sale in the Philippines in sporty GT trim, the 2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid features numerous blue highlights around its exterior, namely the side vents, brakes, and the trident badge on the C-pillar. The rest of the design remains unchanged, especially since the Levante just received a facelift in 2020. As a recap, these enhancements include a revised grille, new alloy wheel designs, and new LED exterior lighting elements. The front and rear bumpers were also revised in 2020 to give the Levante a sportier look.
It’s also the same case inside, with the overall interior design remaining unchanged. Like the exterior, the interior features numerous blue details, mostly in the stitching and the embroidery of the seats. The Levante Hybrid is equipped with a new Maserati Intelligent Assisant (MIA) infotainment system, which runs on Android Automotive. Not to be confused with Android Auto, which is a smartphone mirroring feature, Android Automotive is an operating system that was developed by Google that automakers can use to power their infotainment systems.
As a first in the Philippines, the Levante Hybrid also comes with the Maserati Connect telematics program. This lets owners use the Maserati Connect app, and it gives owners key information about their vehicle remotely. This also works in conjunction with the car’s built-in Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Of course, the main highlight of the new Maserati Levante Hybrid is its new, electrified powertrain. While the name suggests that it’s a full hybrid, its powertrain is actually a mild-hybrid powertrain with a 48-volt integrated starter generator (ISG). This is mated to a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine, with a total system output of 325 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Power is sent to a rear-biased all-wheel-drive (AWD) system via an 8-speed automatic. With this powertrain combination, 0-100 kph happens in a brisk 6 seconds, with top speed claimed to be at 240 kph.
The 2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid can now be viewed at the Modena Motorsports showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Pricing has not yet been announced as of the moment, though we’re anticipating a figure that will range from P8-9 million.