Everything You Need to Know About the Newest Maserati Model
The Maserati name is synonymous with power, prestige, and the highest quality automobile in the world. There are few things in life more rewarding than sitting behind the wheel of a Maserati. The Italian luxury brand signifies the purest form of success for its drivers, and there is truly no better way to say, “I’ve made it,” than parking your very own Maserati in your driveway. The most advanced technology and in-vehicle appointments aren’t just available in all Maserati models, they come standard. For a brand that has been defining the luxury automotive segment for over a century, Maserati continues this prestigious tradition in its latest model year offerings.
Meet the Levante
Maserati may be best known for designing premium luxury sports cars, sedans, and coupes, but the Italian automaker is breaking the mold with its latest offering. The Maserati Levante is a full-size crossover, the first of its kind in the luxury brand’s lineup. The Levante first debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but it was officially launched for production earlier this year.
All Levante models feature the inspiration and tradition that the brand has carried with it for the past 100 years. The front grille is concave in design, and offers the iconic focal point of the Maserati’s Trident symbol. Bi-Xenon head lamps light the way for drivers in all road conditions, and automatically adjust the beam strength based on traveling speed, surrounding traffic, and exterior lighting conditions.
The luxury crossover continues the Maserati styling throughout the rest of the exterior, and can be easily recognized in the coupe-like side profile of the Levante.
As hard as it might be to imagine, the interior of the Levante is even more luxurious than what the exterior lets on. The Levante incorporates the world’s finest Italian leather seating surfaces, and fine wood accents throughout the cabin. Ergonomically designed seats don’t just prop up passengers, they hold them. This support is unmatched by any other luxury crossover on the market, which is another testament to how important perfection is to the Maserati name.
The rear cargo compartment has the capacity to hold up to 19.4 cubic-feet of luggage, and is easily accessed by the Levante’s intuitive key fob. For larger items, the crossover can easily accommodate by folding down the rear bench seatback. Refining touches such as a premium Harman Kardon sound system, and the Maserati Touch Control 8.4-inch touchscreen, add to the luxurious feel of the Levante.
For drivers with a more refined palette when it comes to design, the Zegna Luxury Package is available on the Levante. One of the leading fashion designers in the world, Ermenegildo Zegna, has created a unique interior design for the Levante, featuring fine leather with natural Zegna Mulberry Silk inserts on the door panels, seats, sunshades, and roof lining. The silk continues over the ceiling light fixtures and is embellished with a macro-chevron pattern that was stitched entirely by hand.
The Maserati brand isn’t just known for creating high end luxury vehicles, it also creates the safest. With high safety standards, every Maserati vehicle is equipped with the latest safety technology. The Levante is no exception. Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross Path Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop & Go feature, are all available on the Levante. A Surround View System gives added clarity to tricky parking situations, providing a front, rear, top, front cross, rear cross, and parking arcs view on the large 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Six advanced airbags keep every passenger inside the Levante safe, even in the event of a collision.
Trim Level Choices
The Maserati Levante starts at $72,000, and offers a standard V6 twin-turbo engine with a stunning 345 horsepower production, and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. All of that power gives the base Levante a zero to 60 mph jog time of just 5.8 seconds. With a top speed of 156 miles per hour, coupled with the brand’s Skyhook adaptive suspension, the Levante drives more like a sports car than a full-size crossover.
The Levante S is Maserati’s second level offering of the crossover, and features a powerful V6 twin-turbo engine that puts out 424 horsepower, and a near perfect-matching 428 lb.-ft. of torque. Not only is this engine powerful, but it is the most powerful twin turbo in the Maserati lineup. This version of the crossover sprints from zero to 60 mph in five seconds flat, and maxes out at an impressive 164 miles per hour.
The Levante is scheduled to arrive at Maserati showrooms this September. With so much anticipation surrounding the arrival of the Levante, the demand for a luxury brand crossover is high. If you are interested in driving home in the Maserati Levante this year, be sure to head to your local Maserati of Albany dealership.
The Rest of the 2016 Maserati Lineup
If sports cars and stylish sedans are more your speed, be sure to check out the rest of the 2016 Maserati lineup. The Ghibli offers all new styling for its latest model year, giving premium sedan drivers the ultimate luxury driving experience. The brand’s high-end sedan, Quattroporte, has been revamped for the 2016 model year, featuring even more power and premium inclusions than ever before. For sports car enthusiasts, the Maserati GranTurismo is a pure masterpiece. Offered as a coupe or convertible, no other car offers the same level of adrenaline-pumping power, and classic Italian luxury, in one complete package. Sprinting to sixty miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds, the GranTurismo is the fastest and most performance-driven vehicle in the Maserati lineup.
Whether you are looking for the perfect performance-driven luxury crossover, or are in the mood for pure sports car power, the Maserati lineup has you covered for 2016. No other premium brand offers the level of flexibility in its lineup as Maserati does for this year. The addition of the Levante not only marks a milestone for the brand as a whole, but for the entire luxury automotive market. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own the first ever crossover under the Maserati brand name.