Maserati, late last week, revealed the Levante on the opening day of the 86th Geneva International Motor Show. It seems fitting that an automotive showcase with a long-standing history of displaying excellence would be the event where this iconic Italian brand would unveil the first sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the company’s 100-year history.
Joining an impressive lineup that includes the Quattroporte, Ghibli, and GranTurismo, the 2017 Maserati Levante shares much of the same foundational architecture as its siblings. Housed beneath quintessential Italian curves reminiscent of the meandering Tuscan hills is the marque’s signature 3.0-liter V6 Twin-Turbo. This engine achieves up to 424 horsepower, affording it the ability to reach 60 MPH in a mere 5.1 seconds.
Levante (n) – a temperate Mediterranean wind that can instantly change from a light breeze to an irresistible natural force.
This is a rare species of vehicle whose name signals its actual dynamic character and performance. Nestled into the comforts of optional premium leather or Ermenegildo Zegna silk—directly from Trivero at the Zegna wool mill—you can relish the opulence of the ride while resisting the compelling urge to unleash the Levante’s potential.
These are the keystones upon which every Maserati design is built. While it derives power from the engine, the Maserati Levante offers a luxurious ride … but it’s not just from the premium materials used in the cabin.
By coupling aerodynamic styling cues from the Quattroporte and Ghibli, this Italian SUV triumphs with a drag coefficient of .31. And to ensure a drive as smooth as melting butter, engineers equipped it with sophisticated suspension:
- Double-wishbone front axle
- Mutli-link rear axle with Skyhook electronically controlled damping
- Four corner air-springs with 5 dynamic ride levels.
Augment the Levante with a Luxury or Sport Package to tailor functionality to fit your lifestyle: take it to the rocks and hills or flash it around the metro to garner urban envy
Maserati Levante is Coming to Maserati Auto Gallery for This Starting Price
You can contact us at the Maserati Auto Gallery to get more information about the Levante’s arrival, as well as to express interest in a test drive. And for a starting price of $72,000, you can begin a new chapter of your life with 100 years of Italian excellence thrilling you at the wheel.