For February’s car of the month, Borro Blog has chosen a market that is becoming increasingly popular amongst luxury car manufacturers. It seems more and more brands are expanding their range into SUV production. Just look at the Lamborghini URUS, due to be released this year that has car enthusiasts buzzing.
Last spring marked the turn of luxury Italian manufacturer, Maserati, to unveil their first SUV, making their move into the increasingly lucrative SUV sector.
The Week has referred to the Levante as the ‘most important car the Italian marque has made in its entire 102-year history’.
Maserati has opted for a similar approach to its rival Jaguar F-Pace, in adopting a design that is synonymous with Maserati and closely resembles the Ghibli saloon. The broad front grill and the trademark triple side vents sit behind and above both front wheels, a trait that is used on all Maserati vehicles.
Maserati is known for its elegance and luxury, and that hasn’t changed on this model. The interior is fitted with sound deadening and adjustable suspension setups, a touchscreen and eight-speaker stereo system, dual-zone climate control and keyless entry. The interior also comes with 28 trim colour options.
The Levante has a respectable engine performance, with a turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 unit and has a 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 142mph.
The Maserati Levante GranSport made its retail debut in Spring last year and has a retail price starting at $85,000.