The car’s been revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show this week and will go on UK sale in July when its price will be revealed.
It uses an e-boosted version of the company’s 2.0 four-cylinder petrol engine with sophisticated recharging system and permanent 4×4 drive.
Levante Hybrid combines the 4 cylinder, 2 litre engine with a 48 volt Hybrid system to recover energy during deceleration and braking.
The Levante hybrid car weighs less than the 6 cylinder engine equivalent diesel and petrol units, and above all has an even better weight distribution since the battery is placed in the rear without compromising the load capacity and optimally balancing the masses of the vehicle to improve agility.
Developing 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from 2,250 rpm, it has a top speed of over 140mph and acceleration from 0 to 62mph in 6 seconds.