The Maserati Levante, a crossover SUV is inspired by the Kubang Concept. The Maserati Kubang was created under the Maserati subsidiary, Fiat.
The Levante was introduced to the public on March 1, 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. It had a follow up at the New York Auto Show in 2016. In April of 2016, the United States hosted a sale on the model.
Later on, in 2018, the Levante Trofeo was introduced at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. It (the Trofeo) runs on 3.8Litres double turbo V8 engine and Q4 all-wheel drive with peak torque of 590 hp (440 kW) and 730 Nm (538 lbf ft).
The Levante is not your ordinary luxury SUV at it resembles a wagon just a little bit higher. It can be seen halfway between the front end and the back end. It has a curved rear end making it look competitive. The entirety of the Levante looks out of the ordinary. The Maserati Trident is found on the front grille. It uses LED for the headlights. It comes with a LED matrix setup. The fog lights are also in LED that add depth and clear view of the front design. The triple vent which is a trademark of the Maserati line of cars can be found near the front fenders. The Maserati crest can also be seen on the C-pillar of the vehicle. LED taillights on the rear is a reminder of the GranTurismo. The quadruple exhaust comes in higher rims. The wheels come in standard 19s and 20s as well.
Inside the Levante is a spacious cabin that is covered in leather. Front seats are equipped with its standard heating system and ventilation. When it comes to quality and style, you can always count on the Levante. It has an infotainment system similar to Dodge and Jeep. What makes the Levante more classic and old-school is the Maserati clock.
When it comes to comfort, the Levante can seat five passengers comfortably. The driver can find comfort on the adjustable seat that can accommodate drivers in different sizes and heights. The pedals are also adjustable to suit the driver’s preference or need. The large windows allow passengers to enjoy the view while riding. The rear window is considerably smaller compared to some of its rivals. Coming in and out of the vehicle is not a problem. Tall passengers won’t find any discomfort when riding for long hours. Altogether, the Levante performs its best.
Technology & Safety Features
When it comes to safety, the Levante has it. Included on the safety features is the sensors and rear camera for safe parking. Not to worry about blind spots as blind spot monitor and hill descent control is available. Air bags are available in the front and side. LED matrix headlights, forward collision warning and automatic emergency brakes are also available. A lane-keep and blind-spot assists are present together with a surround-view camera as an option.
Standard and available features can be found on a Levante for ultimate performance and safety. On the center console, the Maserati Touch Control Plus can be found. Center display of 8.4-inch control through voice, touch and are also included. Apple CarPlay, Android Siri and Apple’s Siri supports the system. Smartphones can also be integrated to the system on a wireless basis or without having to divert your attention off the road.
Platform & Chassis
The Maserati Levante is based on the Ghiblli and Quattroporte platforms. It underwent a mild facelift: new trims, bumpers and machine. The Levante engine has its own version of the 3.0 Litre double turbo V6 petrol which is the 430 bhp. It falls under the mid-size luxury crossover 5-door SUV with an F4 layout.
The Maserati Levante 350 is the product of the Maserati saloon platform evolution with aluminum chassis, suspension and body.
The Maserati Levante S 430 has a double wishbone, adjustable air springs, Skyhook shock absorbers for front suspension and multi-link, adjustable air springs, Skyhook shock absorbers for its rear suspension. It’s a Q4, all-wheel drive with rear limited slip differential transmission system.
The Maserati Levante Diesel 275 is a 5-door SUV with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It runs on 3.0 L engine with 2,987 cc suspension. It is an all-wheel drivetrain with max output of 275 hp at 4,000 rpm, max torque of 600 Nm at 2,600 rpm. Its acceleration rate can reach 6.9s and top speed of 230 km/h.