Following in the footsteps of Bentley’s Bentayga, and arriving well before Lamborghini’s Urus, Maserati will debut its new Levante SUV at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show. The Levante is the latest crossover to blur the lines between four-wheel-drive vehicles, luxury cars and high-performance machines.
For over a century, Italian automaker Maserati has been making some of the world’s most luxurious cars, among them the sumptuous Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. Now the brand is expanding its offerings with its very first sports utility vehicle.
The design of the new Levante features hallmarks of the Maserati brand. It’s with certain areas of the car, such as its curvaceous front end—which consists of an upper headlight unit that sits slightly higher than the radiator grille—that the SUV reflects the automaker’s signature spirit of sophistication and agility.
For any weary customers who fear their new Maserati SUV will not, at first glance, appear to be a product of the luxury Italian carmaker, their is no need to worry. The Levante will include iconic features, such as the three front vents that appear on every Maserati vehicle. Yet, it’s the mechanics of the Levante that are an appealing departure for the carmaker.
The company has designed a sports utility vehicle that combines the outstanding on-road performance customers have come to expect in a Maserati while adding excellent off-road functionality. With its electronic suspension capability (which can be set on several levels),
Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive, and eight-speed automatic transmission, the new SUV appears to offer a luxurious combination of design and performance drivers have come to expect from Maserati for over a century.
The Maserati Levante will be available in Europe this spring, followed by global release later this year.
Pricing has yet to been announced.