Another one of this year’s big debuts at the Geneva Motor Show was the new Maserati Levante SUV. The sport/luxury SUV has been in the work for quite a while, but it seems the car’s been well worth the wait. The Levante is like a very good-looking Porsche Cayenne.
So we’re expecting Maserati Levante to challenge the German car and rob it off a good chunk of its market. This Maser is sleek, it’s beautiful, it has a cool cabin, and it’s chockfull of the latest technologies, and it has that magical Maserati essence that makes their car so desirable.
That said, the Levante has been criticized by a number of people for some of its design features. They say that in the flesh the front profile of the car looks kind of weird, which is frankly nitpicking, when look at this car’s rivals like the Cayenne or the new Bentley Bentayga. They are hardly beauty queens either.
Maserati Levante launches a 3 litre V6 Twin-Turbo petrol engine with either 350hp or 430hp, and a 275hp 3 litre V6 Turbo Diesel. Standard is “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with integrated Start&Stop System, double-wishbone on the front axle and multi-link on the rear, combined with electronically controlled damping, four corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels.