Now You Can Whip That Maserati SUV for the First Time

25 October 2016

It shouldn’t strike you as surprising to know how cool and pretty is Maserati Levante. It isn’t surprising either if you don’t recall any image of a Maserati SUV sedan. That’s maybe because there has never been such thing as a Maserati SUV!

Maserati Levante, is the first SUV sedan from the Italian brand Maserati – part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles legendary auto maker.

It was not very wise of Maserati to only sell stylish luxury cars and sexy GT sports anymore.

After the financial crisis and later start of an SUV boom, everyone expected Maserati to catch up as well.

The Italian company has promised features such as high performance and comfort.

With all the competition in the SUV market, Maserati has no choice but to make good on its promise. Otherwise, it won’t stand any chance of cracking the present-day luxury SUV market.

Maserati Levante
With the start of the SUV boom, a Maserati SUV was very much expected. | Image source: www.telegraaf.nl

Spectacular Forward-looking Exterior

To begin with, you have to be pretty cold-hearted to not notice that large trident logo on the front grille.

Maserati Levante
The slit-like front lights together with the new grille design is stunning. | Image source: www.businessinsider.com

Its body has artful curved lines on its shiny surface.

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Overall, the car’s swooping body lines create a futuristic vibe. | Image source: www.caradvice.com

The slit-like front lights together with the new grille design, make the front-on view look stunning.

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The Italian brand has promised high performance and comfort. | Image source: www.maserati.com

The rear end is a hatchback which somewhat resembles a fastback.

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The car looks more like a tall wagon than a trucky SUV. | Image source: www.motor1.com

This is because of a Coupe line at the rear which gives the impression that the roof line is sloping.

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There is a nice curvy rise applied to the rear haunches of the car.

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Image source: www.businessinsider.com

Overall, the car’s swooping body lines create a futuristic vibe.

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While being easy to control, the car gives a smooth ride. | Image source: www.businessinsider.com

Although the hatch at the back is a little heavy-looking, it is meant to be more utilitarian.

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The hatch provides a generous luggage space. | Image source: www.businessinsider.com

That is to say it’s comfortable in terms of rear headroom. Also the luggage space is generous.

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Image source: www.maserati.com

Highly Crafted Interior – Wood and Chrome

The interior is indeed plush with lavishly veined wood trim and top quality leather.

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The cockpit is not only neat, but also classy. | Image source: www.automobilemag.com

The contrast stitching on the front seats make them look nice and comfortable.

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Premium leather with hand-stitched silk. | Image source: www.how-to-cars.com

Although most luxury SUVs these days have electric steering wheels, Maserati Levante has kept it old-school style – hydraulic.

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The steering is old-school hydraulic, not electric as on most luxury SUVs these days | Image source: www.maseratilevanteforum.com

The cockpit is not full of control buttons, as those of some rivals are. It’s not only neat but also classy as there seems to be so much space in the front.

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The interior is spacious as well as being highly crafted. | Image source: www.maserati.com

Driving Pleasure Everywhere

From the technical point of view Maserati Levante offers a wide range of driving functionalities.

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The Levante offers great comfort while delivering impressive performance even in bad conditions. | Image source: www.maserati.com

Among SUVs, a high level of driving control usually leads to a ‘firm ride’.  Maserati Levante, in contrast, is capable of giving a smooth ride while being easy to handle even in winding roads.

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For a big SUV, Maserati Levante handles very well and is reasonably powerful. | Image source: www.maserati.com

This smooth ride makes the passengers think as if they are totally isolated from the dips and bumps of the outside world.

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As well as being easy to control, Maserati Levante is capable of giving a smooth ride. | Image source: www.maserati.com

Maserati Levante’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine is made by none other than Ferrari. Aside from being a Ferrari engine, it has a nice ‘Whowmpp” sound that all the SUV fans would love to hear.

Maserati Levante
Overall, the car’s swooping body lines create a futuristic look. | Image source: www.autogespot.com

With a 424 horse power engine, $83,000 Maserati Levante covers 0-60 mph in 5.0 second with a top speed of 164 mph. There is another $72,000 version with a 345 horse power engine which will cover 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds at the top speed of 156 mph.

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