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Living It Up in L.A.: The 2017 Maserati Levante

2017 Maserati Levante

High-performance vehicles, especially ones from Italy, aren’t recognized for being able to tackle the rigors of everyday use. There was once a time when enthusiasts would have to choose between performance and usability, but that time has become pure history thanks to Maserati.

Hello, Los Angeles. Meet the Levante.

Unlike the other high-performance SUVs on the road, the Levante is immaculate and  powerful, easily matching the expectations of a high-end sports car but with the utility you need. You can now have your cake and eat it too.

Unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, the Maserati Levante was shown last week in Los Angeles, California, to potential West Coast customers and media. With the same elegant styling as the rest of the automaker’s lineup, the Levante will become a highly sought after vehicle for drivers looking to cause a stir on California’s roads.

Beneath the muscular hood lies a Ferrari-built 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine perfectly tuned for the Levante to deliver 345 hp and further charged to generate 424 hp in the Levante S.

According to Maserati, the SUV can sprint to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, while the Levante S can do the run in just 5.0 seconds. That’s quick for any type of car — and unheard for an SUV. The beastly engine is paired to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is standard for both models. Now that’s pure utility.

While the driver is treated to impressive performance, passengers are treated to high-quality materials that rival bespoke luxury cars. The spacious cabin feels even bigger thanks to a panoramic roof and thin pillars, while all of the latest features, nice touch points, and premium upgrades give the Levante an ultra-luxurious feel.

For drivers looking for an even more lavish ride, the Levante is available with a Zegna Luxury Package that adds premium leather and bespoke silk from the Emilio Zegna mill. Handcrafted materials make the Levante a comfortable, high-performance SUV that can outperform sports cars and still be enjoyed everyday. The Maserati Levante is on sale now with deliveries expected to start later this year. Riding in style has never looked or performed this good before.

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There aren’t a lot of cars on the road that can stand out in Los Angeles’ roads, but the new Maserati Levante definitely stakes its claim. To experience a high-performance SUV that is unlike any other, be sure to head over to the Auto Gallery.

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