Sales of the 2017 Maserati Levante SUV have commenced in Australia, with the Italian automaker receiving over 200 initial orders for the SUV in the region.
According to CarAdvice.com.au, Maserati began air-shipping the first run of Australia Levante orders in December and expects customers to take possession early this month, with some lucky custoemrs taking possession in The automaker expects the SUV to be its hottest selling model in Oz, along with the Quattroporte flagship sedan, and hopes to sell nearly 1,000 units throughout 2017.
“Levante is going to take the majority of sales and that is clearly a comment as much on the growth of the SUV market as anything,” Edward Rowe, spokesperson for Maserati Australia, told Car.Advice.com.au. “Quattroporte will remain the flagship of the brand.”
“We have over 200 orders for Levante and the first cars will arrive in December, not least because a couple of customers are so keen to have their cars they are air-freighting them in, but the majority of cars will be here in January,” said Rowe.
Rowe added Maserati is expecting sales of the Ghibli mid-size sedan to dip amid the arrival of the Levante in Australia. The Ghibli first touched down in Oz for the 2014 model year, with prices for the four-door starting at $138,990 – $1,000 less than the Levante.