Maserati Levante information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Italian SUV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Levante.
It may be well over a decade since we first saw a Maserati SUV concept, but luckily that has given the Italians time to ditch a Jeep chassis and ghastly styling. But the delay means the Levante emerges onto the market and into competition where it’s not the only title that evokes a wealth of motor sport heritage and that builds an SUV. For more information on the Levante, click on our further stories on the links below.
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The Levante isn’t the complete package, although its attractive Maserati design language and relative cornering agility ensure it’s another welcome addition to the sporting large-SUV marketplace. Using a raised platform donated by the Ghibli and with only diesel engines destined for the UK, it could have easily been another dip in form for the Fiat offshoot. However, a retuned chassis, reprogrammed multimedia system and better screwed together cabin give the Levante genuine creditability. What’s more, this superior package, of which every model includes all-wheel drive as standard, only demands a £4k premium over the Ghibli- even at £54,000 that’s good value, especially when the brand reads ‘Maserati’.
The one we’d buy
Only one to be found
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Be honest, you’re never going to take this off-road, so leave the small rims with the dealer.
Rivals to consider
Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport, Jaguar F-Pace
Better value, better build and better resolved that its Ghibli roots
A diesel in a Maser, and not a quick one at that- a sign of the times and what sells