Maserati Levante SUV Revealed

Maserati has revealed the Levante, the first SUV in the car maker’s more than one hundred year history, ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor International Motor Show on 1 March 2016.

The Maserati Levante SUV completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models and it’s a bit of a looker!

The design of the Levante features clear associations with the existing Maserati brand and its distinctive Italian character: the aggressive front introduces new, tapered headlights separated into two elements, with the upper headlight unit connected to the radiator grille. Maserati’s design signature is clearly visible on the sides: the three iconic air vents on the front wings, the trapezoidal C-pillar with the “Saetta” logo and the large, frameless door windows. The rear is dominated by the strongly tapered back window and streamlined shape, both typical of a high-performance sports car.

At a technical level, the Levante’s chassis is designed to combine on-road performance typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling even on very low-grip surfaces and an excellent off-road performance and ride. The new SUV boasts a high level of content as standard, with all versions featuring: sophisticated electronic suspension with controlled damping and air springs, which can be set on several levels, “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive and eight speed automatic transmission specially calibrated for the brand’s new SUV.

The Maserati Levante will be arriving in Australia and New Zealand in early 2017.

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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