The highly anticipated 2017 Maserati Levante is making its first ever appearance in the United States. The name Levante is inspired by a type of warm Mediterranean wind that can change from gentle to a strong force in an instant.
Earlier this month, the first ever Maserati SUV, made its appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show. Now the Levante will be coming to the New York Auto Show on March 23rd for its official U.S. debut. It is 100% Maserati and 100% SUV, a genuine ‘Made in Italy’ product.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 Twin-Turbo gasoline engine built by Ferrari. The engine comes with a 345 horsepower (Levante) or the 424 horsepower (Levante S). All engines have the Q4 all-wheel drive system, which transfers torque between the axles instantaneously when required. The all Levante models have an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with an integrated Start & Stop System. The Levante accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, with a top speed of 156 mph. The Levante S accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds, with a top speed of 164 mph.
High-tech features include forward collision warning, adaptive high beam headlights, brake pressure assist, lane departure warning, a surround view camera, hill descent assist, automatic windshield wipers, a blind-spot monitor, and parking assist. On the more low-tech front, but a definite safety necessity, the Levante comes equipped with six airbags.