Maserati Levante’s design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining spaciousness and coupé lines
It’s nothing short of exhilarating to get behind the wheel of a Maserati Levante and navigate Muscat’s roads and the inland mountain routes in Oman. With its elegant surfaces, spacious leather seats, intuitive on-board controls and exceptional engineering, Maserati’s first ever SUV offers a unique on-road and off-road driving experience.
Maserati’s unmistakable design is showcased beautifully in the sleek, sporty silhouette that features three iconic eye-catching air vents on the front wings. The assertive style of the front grille references the great sporting Maseratis of the past, and features the legendary Trident badge the ultimate symbol of exclusivity, refinement and elegance.
The Levante’s design is distinctive and attractive, embracing the most valuable aesthetic elements of Italian style. Its design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining spaciousness and coupé lines while achieving the best aerodynamic efficiency in its segment with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.
The thoroughbred on-road handling typical of all Maserati cars and solid off-road capabilities, as demanded in the SUV segment, describe the car’s overall dynamic. The Levante is here to excite any sports car driver counting on performance-oriented features, such as the extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50-50 per cent weight distribution and its lowest in class centre of gravity.
The Levante was designed to deliver best-in-class comfort on rough terrains and handling on snow and ice. The aluminium “double wishbone – five link” suspension layout comprises standard Air Springs and electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers combined with the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system and the newly introduced Torque Vectoring system.
The Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3-litre V6 engines, globally acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and exceptional performance. The petrol Maserati V6 engine with latest GDI and twin turbo is available in two versions: the top of the range 430 hp and the exciting 350 hp. The most powerful Levante makes it to 100 km/h in 5.2” and has a top speed of 264 km/h, while the figures for the 350 hp version are 6.0” and 251 km/h respectively.
The petrol version of the Maserati Levante adopt the eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox that provides seamless comfort and fast gear shifting, depending on the selected drive mode: “Normal”, I.C.E., “Sport” or “Off-road”.
The Levante has entered the SUV segment with a marked advantage in terms of new options and content, including: adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, forward collision warning and brake assist system, lane departure warning, surround view camera, the capacitive 8.4″ touch screen display with brand new rotary control and a high-level of customisation. The result is a driving experience that is as unique as the Maserati brand and its customers.