What makes the Levante the Maserati of SUV’s?
When you think of Maserati, you think speed, luxury and, if you’ve been listening to the radio at all in the last 10 years at least one of these songs.
Maserati is one of those brands so synonymous with luxury you don’t need context to be impressed. So, what does an SUV created by a brand with such impressive lineage look like? Something like this:
The Maserati Levante
Powerful V6 twin-turbo engines built only in the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.
Up to 550 hp.
0-100 km/h in 6 seconds.
Top speed 264 km/h.
A comparably entry-level Maserati, the Levante remains an SUV with a distinct pedigree. The Levante packages the prestigious race-bred performance and captivating Italian design synonymous with Maserati into a model with space for a car seat. But that’s not the only reason to Love-ante this thing.
Riding on air
Driver-wise, the heritage of Maserati shines bright. The Levante handles like a dream, hugging every corner and absorbing bumps thanks to its Skyhook performance suspension. This technology uses sensors to monitor the movement of each wheel and adapts shock absorption to prioritize ride comfort.
The Levante is a luxury SUV outfitted with go-anywhere four-by-four featuring some of the most sophisticated air suspension technology in the world. With six unique settings to choose from, the driver can select whatever height is appropriate for the road or terrain. This includes high clearance for challenging off-road excursions and low setting for fast, smooth and efficient highway driving.
In addition to advanced Maserati Q4 intelligent all-wheel-drive technology, the Levante is the only SUV in its class equipped with mechanical Limited-Slip Differential to optimize traction in all driving situations.
Freedom of options
Maserati has recently unveiled two new variants offering even more power and luxury.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo
Twin-turbo V8 engines built at the Ferrari factory, Maranello, Italy.
Up to 590 hp.
0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
Top speed 304 km/h.
The Maserati Levante GTS
Twin-turbo V8 engines built at the Ferrari factory, Maranello, Italy
Up to 550 hp
0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds
Top speed 292 km/h
The Levante and the Levante Sport are available in two exclusive trims. The GranLusso focuses on lavish luxury while the GranSport concentrates on more engaging driving dynamics. Each offers important new advanced driver-assistance features and an innovative new power steering system, as well as a significant power boost in the engine.
Enter the inner atmosphere
The interior of the Levante is perfect for luxurious, long-distance travel. Expressed in uniquely Italian style, the interior can be customized to feature hand-stitched natural leather seats or class-exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. Spacious and family-friendly, the Levante’s hands-free power trunk boasts 580 litres of luggage space. A liberating feeling of space does not come at the expense of a powerful driving position though. The cabin of the Maserati Levante exudes purposeful ambiance while featuring a storm of luxurious accents.
The 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) driver interface takes pride of place at the centre of the Levante dashboard. With the focus on intuitive engagement, real-world assistance and adaptable enjoyment, MTC+ connects the driver to the road without pulling focus from the road ahead
A powerful eight-speaker, 280-watt package is standard while audio aficionados can upgrade to one of two outstanding options. The 14-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon Premium Audio System or the 17-speaker, 1,280-watt Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System.
Perform at your best ability
Uninhibited driving enjoyment is threaded throughout the philosophy of the Maserati brand and it is on full display in the Levante. The latest driver-assist technology, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, lane change assist and a cutting-edge infotainment package keep the driver comfortable and in command on the road.
Maserati evokes a sense of awe and desire because, as one of the oldest and most storied brands available on the market today, it’s a piece of automotive history. Offering an abundance of sport and plenty of utility, the Levante is truly the Maserati of SUVs. If you want an SUV with more horsepower and luxury than the Maserati Levante, perhaps you should consider a private jet.