The Maserati Levante – a recent history
Maserati has a history of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds. It started in 1963 with the legendary Mistral. Then came the Ghibli, the Bora and the Khamsin. And in 2016 the Levante joined the illustrious Maserati range. The wind that bears its name blows across the Mediterranean and can change from benign calm to gale force in an instant. The Maserati SUV has a similar nature, although its powerful forces always remain under perfect control.
The midsize crossover SUV was based on a concept car, the Kubang, which drew praise at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Production was confirmed back in 2014. In true Maserati grand touring tradition, the Levante offers everything you would expect of a Maserati – from snarling responsiveness to effortless long-distance refinement. The 4×4 vehicle features sharper lines, bold air inlets and an interior outfitted with adaptive lighting, ventilated seats, safety features and more. With its lowest in class center of gravity and newly coined Torque Vectoring system, the Levante can handle just about anything you throw at it.
In 2018, Maserati released the special edition Trofeo. Equipped with 22” wheels, hand-stitched leather, carbon fiber accents, and a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, the Trofeo has become a top model for the premium Italian car brand. It produces 582 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque and tops out at 187 mph. It also hits 60 mph at a cool 3.8 seconds.
The 2022 Levante is the ultimate combination of leading on-road performance and off-road capabilities and offers a choice of V6 and powerful V8 petrol engines, including the new hybrid version.