Maserati reveals the exterior form of the Levante, the first SUV in the brand's more than one hundred year history: the new model completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models.
The design of the Levante features clear associations with the 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 very 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 the outstanding 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 8-speed automatic transmission specially calibrated for the brand's new SUV.
When it comes to power units, the Levante is equipped with both 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 with the launch planned for this spring in Europe, to be followed by the rest of the world later this year.
PEDIGREE, BASED ON A TRUE A STORY
The Levante is an SUV like no other, embodying the passion, the sophisticated engineering and exclusivity that have distinguished every vehicle engineered and crafted by Maserati in the heart of Italy since it was founded in 1914.
POWER UNDER CONTROL
A slight flexing of the right foot and your heart will race. The Levante unleashes prodigious amount of power, coupled with superior handling thanks to a low centre of gravity, perfectly balanced 50-50 weight distribution and vehicle systems calibrated to increase driving pleasure. This coupled with an awesome sound that is uniquely Maserati takes driving enjoyment to an entirely new level
SPORTS UTILITY, IN MASERATI TERMS
100% sports utility vehicle, 100% Maserati. Ready for whatever lies ahead, Levante dominates even in the most formidable terrain or weather condition, to bring you where you want to be and doing what you want to do.
ELEVATE YOUR ASPIRATIONS
The highest altitutde of an adventurous attitude. Along with its ground breaking Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system, Levante benefits from advanced active air suspension: five ride heights, six levels of capability and comfort. Combined with Maserati’s acclaimed Skyhook system, with shock absorbers featuring continuous damping variation, Levante can prioritise comfort or assume a more sporty character.
PURITY OF DESIGN
Like a wave that’s been waiting to take shape, there is pure poetry in the sculpted lines of Levante. Far more than just another example of Maserati’s superb automotive design, Levante features class leading aerodynamics with standard active grill shutters and air suspension that give the vehicle an extraordinarily low drag coefficient while guaranteeing optimal engine cooling in any driving condition.
PAVE YOUR OWN PATH
Highly crafted interiors to stir your senses. Unparalleled in its elegance and refinement, there are limitless possibilities of personalisation to reflect your unique style. From premium leather coupled with carbon fiber trim to exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna silk interiors and audio perfection of Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound, Maserati sets a new benchmark in the category for interior comfort, regardless of your destination.
In the video to the right you can see an exterior and Interior walkaround of the new Maserati Levante, at the Geneva Motor Show.
Below you can find the official Maserati Levante Video.