The All New Maserati Levante
Levante is a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force strength in an instant. The Levante is an SUV like no other, embodying the passion, the sophisticated engineering and exclusivity that have distinguished every vehicle crafted by Maserati in the heart of Italy since it was founded in 1914. Designed to be unique and built to be heard, the Maserati Levante is destined to make an unforgettable impression offering the ultimate combination of on-road performance and off-road capabilities. The Maserati of SUVs is here.
DEBUTS AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Maserati's first SUV receives its eagerly-anticipated world unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show
March 1, 2016- (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) Maserati has chosen the 86th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show to introduce the first SUV in its hundred-year history: the Levante.
As with many Maseratis from the past, the new car's name is inspired by a wind: the Levante is a warm Mediterranean wind that can change from a light breeze to an irresistible natural force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV.
The Levante is the ideal complement to the Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market.
Design, Exclusivity and Performance are the key characteristics for describing this new Maserati. Distinctively Italian in style, the Levante possesses breathtaking and iconic Maserati design features.
The interior has been created with the finest materials, most exquisite to the touch, from optional premium leather to Ermenegildo Zegna silk, made in Trivero by the Zegna wool mill with a patented process.
The spaciousness of the interior, enhanced by the available panoramic electric sunroof, is combined with coup-sleek external lines and the best aerodynamic efficiency in its category with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.
The new Maserati SUV is based on the Quattroporte and Ghibli architecture, further evolved and refined to meet the expectations of this market segment, in which Maserati will compete for the first time.
The technology applied to every Levante is designed to offer outstanding performances both on- and off-road. A sophisticated suspension - double-wishbone on the front axle and multi-link on the rear, combined with Skyhook electronically controlled damping, four corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels (plus one additional park-position) - plays an essential role in the car's handling.
Furthermore, with the lowest center of gravity in its class, perfectly balanced weight distribution (50-50) between front and rear, high levels of dynamic torsional and flexional stiffness, and a mechanical self-locking rear differential as standard, when driven on-road, the Levante delivers all the performance and emotion typical of every Maserati.