Maserati has managed to provide the space and versatility that buyers demand of a luxury SUV within an elegant, grand-tourer like shape. From the sleek profile to the coupé-like tapered back window it’s pure Maserati, even before you note the triple vents on the front wings, trident front grille badge and Saetta lightning-bolt logo.
Levante is a shade over 5 metres in length and not as lofty as some SUVs at just 1679mm. Inside the upholstery and trim is in premium leather, with a choice of fine wood veneers. The rear seat splits asymmetrically for carrying long loads.
Technology is comprehensive; the instrument cluster features two analogue gauges for speedo and tachometer split by a TFT information display, and the centre of the dash features an 8.4″ Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit. With very few buttons plus a highly responsive interface, it is designed to help the driver maintain focus on the road ahead. The system features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions. In addition, for iPhone® users, Apple’s Siri® system acts as a personal assistant, allowing you to control infotainment functions via voice command.
Options include a Harman Kardon premium sound system or, for the ultimate in audio power and fidelity, a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system. Full LED adaptive matrix headlights are also available as an option.