The Maserati Levante was originally slated to go into production later this year but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the model has been pushed back until 2015.

The Maserati Levante was originally slated to go into production later this year but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the model has been pushed back until 2015.

In an interview with Reuters, Marchionne said "We are getting Mirafiori ready for production" and "the first bodies are expected for 2015."

As we have previously reported, the Levante will likely be heavily influenced by the Quattroporte and Ghibli. Engine options remain unconfirmed but could include a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 410 HP (310 kW), a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 with 530 HP (390 kW) and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that develops 275 HP (202 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.

Marchionne also revealed the company could offer a production version of the Alfieri concept. As he explained, "The platforms and motors are there" so "technically, production could start in 24-28 months."

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