Maserati Levante (2016–)
- February 2016: Maserati Levante unveiled
- May 2016: Levante launched in the UK
- April 2017: Levante S introduced
- July 2018: New 350PS V6 petrol engine added
- June 2019: Twin-turbocharged V8 petrol confirmed
Maserati Levante unveiled
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 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.
Levante launched in the UK
The Levante is the brand’s first luxury SUV, encompassing the design, performance and exclusivity central to all Maserati vehicles since the Italian marque’s inception in 1914.
Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class, a 3.0 litre V6 Turbo Diesel engine, and a luxury ride comfort synonymous with the Italian brand.
In the UK, the Levante Diesel will start at £54,335 OTR and can be upgraded to include either a Luxury or Sport pack at £60,285 OTR. The Levante can also be equipped with the Luxury Pack Zegna Edition at £61,185 OTR, featuring bespoke Zegna Mulberry Silk.
Levante S introduced
The V6 430PS 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine built by Ferrari boasts a top speed of 164mph and 0– 62mph in just 5.2 seconds.
The petrol unit joins the V6, 275PS, 3.0-litre turbo diesel already available on the Levante in the UK. Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class.
The Levante which features the intelligent Q4 AWD system as standard on all versions is the ideal complement to the existing Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market.
The Levante S, will start at £70,755.00 OTR and can be further personalised with a wide range of optional equipment including a Zegna Mulberry Silk interior.
New 350PS V6 petrol engine added
Underneath the bonnet the 3.0-litre 350PS engine gives the Levante a 0-62mph time of just 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 156 mph with a NEDC 2.0 combined consumption and CO2 emissions range of 23.5 – 24.4mpg and 268 -270g/km.
The Levante range now showcases new contents, such as the optional Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights and now standard Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), which is already available on the Ghibli and Quattroporte saloons. Rather than simply correcting vehicle instability, the proactive IVC system helps prevent it, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more exciting performance.
Exterior colour ranges have also been refreshed for the MY19 range, with a choice of ten colours for the Quattroporte and 11 for each of the Ghibli and Levante models. Two new tri-coat colours are now available, developed to enhance the design of each, Rosso Potente and Blu Nobile.
The entry level Levante 350PS will start at £61,425.00 OTR.
Twin-turbocharged V8 petrol confirmed
Maserati has announced its Trofeo and GTS models will be coming to the UK with a 3.8-litre V8 petrol engine.
The range-topping Trofeo starts at £124,900. Its V8 produces 580PS, can reach 62mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. It comes with Maserative's Integrated Vehicle Control System, along with a new Corsa (race) driving mode with launch control. Exterior-wise, it features a new aluminium bonnet with dual vents, 21-inch forged alluminium wheels and carbonfibre front splitter, front grille blades, side skirts and rear valence.
There's also a Trofeo Launch Edition, limited to just 50 units for model, which is available in a choice of three exclusive colours, features special leather sports seats along with matte carbonfibre weave interior trim. This starts at £159,900.
The Maserati Levante GTS shares the same V8 engine with power toned down to 530PS. Prices start at £104,900.