The 2017 Maserati Levante has officially made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show before the long-awaited SUV arrives in Maserati showrooms in Europe, the United States and beyond later this spring.
The Levante has arrived with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline V6, which delivers 350 horsepower in the standard car and 430 horsepower in the Levante S. The standard Levante will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.0-seconds, while the Levante S will do the sprint in a short 5.2 seconds. In Europe, the SUV will also be available with a 275 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 diesel, which propels the car from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds.
Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a start/stop system as standard. All Levante models come equipped with Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel drive system, which is paired with four corner air-springs providing 5 different ride height levels and electronically controlled dampers.
The interior is typical Maserati, appearing stylistically similar to the interior of the Ghibli sedan. The automaker’s ‘Maserati Touch Control’ infotainment system with an 8.4-inch color touch screen is standard and can be operated with a center-console mounted rotary dial. A wide range of sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems is available including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic brake assist and lane departure warning, among others.
The Maserati Levante will start at 75,900 CHF in Switzerland, which works out to about $76,000 USD based on current exchange rates. Production of the SUV started yesterday and deliveries will begin late Spring.