Published on March 10th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Maserati Levante, more than a SUV, more than a luxury vehicle
The Maserati Levante is a turning point in Maserati’s history. The brand new Maserati model and name plate enables the Trident to access the largest luxury segment in the world. The Levante significantly contributes to the creation of the most complete product line-up in Maserati’s history.
The name Levante was inspired by a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV.
The Maserati Levante is based on the evolution of the saloon platform, designed exclusively by Maserati. The chassis has been specifically developed to offer unique on-road drivability and competitive off-road capability, with day-to-day comfort and practicality. The premium Italian SUV was conceived around three main pillars: Design, Exclusivity and Performance. It represents the optimum blend of these three elements in the SUV world.
The Maserati Levante’s design is distinctive and attractive, embracing the aesthetic elements of Italian style. The design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining spaciousness and coupé lines while achieving the best aerodynamic efficiency in its segment with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.
Its exclusivity stems from technical features like Air Suspension and the Q4 AWD system, which come as standard equipment, and the high level of customisation that includes two cutting-edge packages, Sport and Luxury. The result is a driving experience that is as unique as the Maserati brand and its customers.
The thoroughbred on-road handling typical of all Maserati cars and the solid off-road capabilities, as demanded in the SUV segment, describe the car’s overall ethos. The Levante is here to excite any sports car driver counting on performance-oriented features, such as the extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50-50% weight distribution and its lowest in class centre of gravity. Features that deliver unparalleled agility in the luxury SUV class.
The aluminium “double wishbone – five link” suspension layout is comprised of standard Air Springs and electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers. In conjunction with the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system and the newly introduced Torque Vectoring system which deliver GT on-road behaviour and surprising – for a Maserati – off-road capabilities: the Levante is designed to deliver best in class comfort on rough roads and handling in very slippery conditions.
The diesel-powered Levante enters Malaysia’s luxury SUV segment at the starting price of RM888,800.00 (inclusive of local taxes and duties) and includes 3 years Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a *Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 years/60,000 km whichever comes first. The public is invited to head over to Naza Italia’s showroom in Petaling Jaya to view and test drive the Levante and speak with Naza Italia’s sales team in greater detail about Maserati’s newest offering.
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|LEVANTE DIESEL 275 hp|
|Engine Layout||Turbodiesel 600 V6 common rail|
|Max. Power (kW / hp @ rpm)||202 / 275 @ 4,000|
|Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)||600 @ 2,000-2,600|
l/100 km (NEDC)
|0-100 km/h (sec)||6.9|
|Top speed (km/h)||230|
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic ZF AT8 – HP70|
|Transmission||Q4 All Wheel Drive with rear limited slip differential|
|Suspension Front||Double Wishbone, adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers|
|Suspension Rear||Multi Link, adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers|
|Length/width/height (mm)||5,003 / 1,968 / 1,679|
|Tyres (standard)||255/60 ZR18|