Since the inception of the brand, Maserati has been synonymous with bespoke Italian craftsmanship and passionate performance. Inspired by race-winning sports cars and scrutinized by expert engineers in Turin, the very first Maserati SUV had lofty expectations to meet. When crafting an SUV worthy of wearing the Maserati Trident, the Levante underwent rigorous testing and countless hours of painstaking development to perfect its design. Eager to learn more about the first Maserati SUV? Maserati Of Puente Hills has assembled this helpful reference guide to provide you with a look back at the history of the Levante as well as a glimpse into the future of Maserati SUVs.
The name “Levante” is derived from the Mediterranean wind that can change from calm to gale in an instant. The world’s first Maserati SUV was unveiled in 2016 at the Geneva Auto Show, causing a stir among the automotive press. Its roots could be traced all the way back to the Maserati Kubang concept vehicle first released in 2011. While other luxury manufacturers had launched their version of a performance SUV, engineers worked tirelessly to ensure that all the quintessential traits of Maserati were infused into the Levante. As a result, the Maserati Levante has stayed true to the signature characteristics of the brand while simultaneously providing growth through a new entrant into the Maserati family.
Maserati SUV Trim Levels
Starting at $81,200 MSRP*
3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque
ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with Q4 intelligent AWD
Leather interior upholstery with heated front seats
Power-assisted steering with Speed Sensitive Feature
Power liftgate with keyless opening and available remote start
First up in the Maserati SUV trim hierarchy is the Levante. You’ll find yourself immersed in passionate Italian performance with its standard 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque. It’s responsive ZF 8-speed automatic transmission provides lighting-quick shifts while the Q4 intelligent AWD system adds stability and control to all types of road surface conditions. Leather upholstery and a power liftgate are only two premium aspects of the interior that will help you enjoy every mile of your daily commute.
Starting at $92,200 MSRP*
3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 424 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque
Upgraded full leather upholstery
Panoramic sunroof with gloss silver roof rails
Remote start via key fob
Hill Descent Control
Craving more muscle from your Maserati SUV? Stepping up to the exhilarating Levante S, equipped with a more powerful variant of the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine. As a result, Levante S models receive an impressive 424 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Other enhancements to the interior include upgraded full leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. A remote start system helps you pre-heat or pre-cool the interior of your Levante to match your preferences.
Levante Modena S
Starting at $117,500 MSRP*
3.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque
20-inch dark gray staggered Efesto wheels with gloss red-painted brake calipers
Metallic exterior paint and chrome trident with blue accents
Sport seats and Inox sport pedals
14-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system
Track-inspired performance meets bespoke Italian craftsmanship inside the Maserati Levante GTS. Beneath the hood of GTS variants is a powerful 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 built by Ferrari, cranking out an impressive 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque. Striking a balance between comfort and support, standard sport seats help hold you in place during high-speed maneuvers. In addition, its 900-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system takes your favorite songs to the next level.
Staring at $155,200 MSRP*
3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 590 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque
Gloss Blue Painted Brake Calipers with White Maserati Script
With an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 8.1 lbs/hp, the Levante Trofeo is able to punch above its weight. For the ultimate Maserati SUV experience, the Levante Trofeo offers a remarkable 590 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque along with race-inspired design cues found both inside and out. The culmination of meticulous engineering, the Maserati Levante Trofeo remains the benchmark for all luxury performance SUVs.
Future Maserati SUVs
Based on recently released teaser shots, Maserati is currently developing their next SUV. Positioned below the Levante, the next compact Maserati SUV is expected to be named “Grecale”. Although details are still yet to be released, stay in touch with Maserati Of Puente Hills for the latest updates and news surrounding the release of the next Maserati SUV.