Maserati’s SUV makes history for brand

Maserati has given a first glimpse of the exterior view of the Levante, the first SUV in the Brand’s history: the new model completes the existing range of sedans and sports cars, extending its current offering of the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models.

001-off-my-wheelsBrian Joss – The Levante’s design features a clear association with the Maserati brand and its absolutely Italian character: the aggressive front includes tapered headlights, separated into two units, 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 fender, the trapezoidal C-pillar with the “Saetta” logo and the large, frameless door windows. The rear is dominated by a slanted back window and a streamlined shape, both typical features of a high-performance sports car.

Maserati: SUV unveiled in Geneva. Picture: Quickpic
Maserati: SUV unveiled in Geneva. Picture: Quickpic

On a technical level, the Levante’s chassis is designed to combine outstanding on-road performance that is typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling, even on very low-grip surfaces as well as excellent off-road performance and ride. An impressive strength of the new Maserati SUV is the standard content supplied on all versions: sophisticated electronic suspensions with controlled damping and air springs with variable settings, “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission specially calibrated for the Brand’s new SUV.

When it comes to propulsion, the Levante is equipped with petrol and diesel engines that are all Euro6-compliant.

The Maserati Levante is built at the Mirafiori plant in Turin. The first cars have already come off the assembly line and the European market launch is planned for this spring, after which market launches throughout the world will follow.

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