The 2017 Maserati Levante is inspired by Italian styles and performance. Maserati calls its new SUV, “the Maserati of SUVs.” It offers character and luxury, getting ahead of all the other SUVs in the market. Levante is named after the wind in the west Mediterranean. With the luxury, Levante is also impeccably fast and loud making a statement. It also looks familiar to the Kubang concept Maserati first seen in Frankfurt, 2011 which Maserati debuted even before that in 2003. From that, the design has sought inspirations with more detailing. Maserati claims its first ever 50/50 weight distribution and lowest center of gravity in its class meaning better handling on the road.
2017 Maserati Levante – Powertrain:
It has two twin turbo 3.0-liter V-6, one producing 345 hp for $72,000 and the other 424 hp for S model $83,000. And both have an eight-speed automatic transmission all-wheel drive. The Levante is promising off and on the road. The interior is a combination of leather and also stylish wood, with the front interior dominated by 8.4 touchscreens, Apple CarPlay, Siri and Android Auto are included. The engine hits 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. The diesel engine would sprint to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds.
Compared to the Ghibli’s performance Levante comes in ahead of it. The throttle respond of Levante in the gas V-6 area is better than Ghiblis. It has a dynamic initial response; the eight-speed ZF automatic can reach up into a greater torque range. Maserati has also kept its traditional hydraulic assist instead of going electrical. It has greater control, visibility.
2017 Maserati Levante – Unique Feature:
It weighs is almost 4650 pounds being 16 feet long, as a result, it can tow 6000 pounds. The Skyhook system with aluminum control arms front and five links per corner in the back. Also, it has a 20-inch wheel with excellent grip on the road.
Inside the seats are comfortable and sophisticated. The sports setting in the SUV has two new modes; first, it can wake up the throttle and steadies the suspension, that which in the earlier Sports mode gave a stiff ride. The interior as mentioned earlier is a mix of wood and leather. The center console flips doors hiding the cup holders and bin.
2017 Maserati Levante – Release Date and MSRP:
The optional Zegna Edition Luxury package includes interior choices from famous Italian clothier with options like silk sets. That being said it is highly customizable with 28 various colors combinations, and a Sports Package, Luxury Package. 8 speaker sound system is standard; that can be upgraded to 14 speakers, 900 watts. Its innovative Touch Control System addition to infotainment system, therefore Maserati is likelier to be upgraded with advanced features. This Maserati can also mark its dominances over others in the market. As a result, the price for 2017 Maserati Levante is $72,000 in the US.