The Maserati of SUV’s.
The Levante, as proof of its power, can reach 62 mph from a standing start in an astonishing 5.2 seconds. Meanwhile, all five passengers are carried in the elegantly appointed, perfectly balanced luxury of a large and spacious SUV. Thanks to the Maserati Q4 intelligent all wheel-drive system, the Levante maintains its refined composure even when the going gets rough. From a design perspective, the Levante is pure Maserati—combining a dramatic and graceful style with a dynamic purpose. The coupe-like lines say it all: Their mesmerizing looks reflect the uncompromising sporting character of every car that bears the Trident.
The 2018 Levante is available in base, GranLusso or GranSport trim. GranLusso places an emphasis on style, with the vehicle’s luxury appointments. GranSport, meanwhile, accentuates engaging vehicle dynamics. Both the GranLusso and GranSport trims offer new advanced driver-assistance features, including an innovative power steering system. A new journey has begun in the Maserati of SUVs.
The History of the Levante
The Levante SUV embodies the enduring, intrepid and progressive spirit of Maserati as part of a story that dates back more than 100 years. Maserati officially opened for business in 1914 at No. 1 Via de’ Pepoli in Bologna, but the wheels were in motion long before. In 1900, Rodolfo Maserati’s eldest son, Carlo, built a single-cylinder engine and fitted it to a bicycle. At just 17 years of age, Carlo raced his motorized bicycle to victory in a punishing long-distance rally in northern Italy. A short while later, the intrepid youngster designed another engine and fitted it to a wooden car chassis. This was, arguably, the world’s first Maserati vehicle. Maserati’s drive to innovate and its passion for speed made the transition into elite motorsport inevitable. It was a move that reaped countless rewards on the world stage. Here are just a few of the brand’s many historic successes: In 1926, Alfieri Maserati drove the Maserati Tipo 26 to victory in its first-ever race— the Targa Florio. In 1939, Wilbur Shaw won the Indianapolis 500 at the wheel of the Maserati “Boyle Special” 8 CTF at an average speed of more than 115 mph. Shaw repeated this feat the following year, making Maserati the only European manufacturer to win the Indy 500 twice. In 1957, the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio took his fifth F1 World Championship at the Nürburgring (also known as the Green Hell) in a Maserati 250F. For Fangio, who was 46 years old, it was his final and greatest victory. In the late 1940s, Maserati took a luxurious turn by creating the A6 1500 GT production grand tourer. Built in our current home in Modena, the 1500 GT featured sensuous Pininfarina coachwork. The convertible A6G Frua Spyder soon followed. Such power and performance had never been so beautifully packaged—opening up new worlds of long-distance possibilities in the process. Since then, all Maserati production models have followed this unique formula, offering race-bred performance, captivating Italian design, and all the luxuries and comfort you would expect from a prestigious grand-touring automobile. The Maserati Levante’s striking SUV design continues this longstanding tradition while adding yet another compelling dimension to the experience.