The Maserati Levante starts at $72,000 USD in the United States, which is more expensive than many other luxury crossover offerings in the segment, but Maserati believes the all-new Levante justifies the premium.
Now Australia pricing for the Levante has been announced, with the entry-level model starting at $139,900 AUD. Like the United Kingdom, Oz will only receive the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel Levante, which churns out 275 horsepower and a meaty 443 lb-ft of torque.
While only the diesel engine will be offered in the luxury crossover, three trim levels will be offered. The entry-level model comes well-equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, a power tailgate and an 8.4-inch colour touchscreen with all the smartphone functionalities you could want.
A step up to the ‘Luxury’ trim-level tacks another $20k onto the price for a total of $159,990. This adds 20-inch alloy wheels, an Alcantara roof liner, premium leather trim, a power adjustable steering column, a panoramic sunroof and a Harmon/Kardon audio system. The Sport trim, which also costs $159,990, adds sporty bolstered front seats, steering wheel shift paddles, a sport steering wheel and sport pedals. 21-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers and a rear hatch spoiler round out the performance-oriented look.
The Maserati Levante is expected to arrive in Australian showrooms before year’s end.