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Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020

Maserati is planning to launch its second SUV by the turn of the decade, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne, has confirmed this week...

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Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte recalled for seat fix
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Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte recalled for seat fix

The Maserati Ghibli (M157), Levante (M161) and Quattroporte (M156) have been recalled this week over concerns of a faulty seat adjustment system - affecting 1455 vehicles across Australia and New Zealand. According to the Italian marque, affected units are fitted with an incorrect seat wiring harness layout which can cause the seat wiring harness to rub against metal points on the seat/seat frame assembly...


CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre
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CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre

Paul Maric returns! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week. The 2018 Renault Megane RS side profile has been leaked, pricing and specs for the 2017 Honda CR-V are out, the Renault Zoe could be coming to Australia, Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds some goodies, Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’ one-off debuts in Italy, and a study finds EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025...


Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure
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Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure

The Maserati brand name is associated with speed, performance and noise, but the brand understands a need to move toward fuel-efficient technologies to remain relevant in the current market. Last year former Maserati CEO, Harald Wester, confirmed that Maserati would develop a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante for overseas market...


Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling
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Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling

If it wasn't for a ballsy intervention by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne, Maserati's first SUV would have been based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Levante development had commenced on the Grand Cherokee platform, with over a year of progress before work was halted...


2018 Maserati Levante S initial details revealed, here later this year
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2018 Maserati Levante S initial details revealed, here later this year

First details of the 2018 Maserati Levante S have been announced this week ahead of its Australian introduction in the second half of 2017, finally bringing petrol power to the Italian SUV's range. The company claims the Levante - its first-ever SUV model - has been responsible for Maserati's 50 per cent growth in sales so far this year, and hopes the new petrol model will build on that...


2017 Maserati Levante S review
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2017 Maserati Levante S review

Maserati reckons the Levante S is the 'Maserati of SUVs'. But, how does it perform in the searing heat of a mountain climb, plus the seemingly infinite Arabian desert? Paul Maric finds out.


2017 Maserati Levante recalled for pipe fix
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2017 Maserati Levante recalled for pipe fix

The 2017 Maserati Levante has been recalled this week, with 74 units potentially fitted with a section of the intercooler pipe that could break. According to the Italian marque, affected vehicles are fitted with a non-conforming short rubber hose section of the intercooler pipe which has the potential to break during normal use...


Maserati Levante gets wild Novitec treatment
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Maserati Levante gets wild Novitec treatment

  German modification specialist, Novitec, has designed a wide-body version of the Maserati Levante which looks like it belongs in Fast and the Furious. Also known for refining the Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador, the 28-year-old company has announced the Italian SUV to be the next car to get a makeover with the Esteso wide-body kit...


2017 Maserati Levante review
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2017 Maserati Levante review

The Maserati of SUVs is here, but despite the presence of the Trident badge, the Levante leaves a lot to be desired.


First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders
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First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders

Don’t be surprised if you spot a 2017 Maserati Levante SUV on local roads this week, ahead of its scheduled on-sale early next year. A Maserati Australia spokesperson confirmed that some customers have air-freighted their Levante luxury SUVs to Australia ahead of the major shipment due locally early next year...


2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering
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2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering

The all-new 2017 Maserati Levante has been unveiled in Australia for the first time, with its local debut accompanied by full pricing and specification details. The Italian car maker's first foray into the SUV market will be available in three versions, starting with the Levante Turbo Diesel from $139,990 before on-road costs, and both the Luxury and Sport variants from $159,990...


2016 Maserati Levante Review
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2016 Maserati Levante Review

The Levante is Maserati's first-ever SUV, and there's plenty to like. We test it on home soil in Italy - on-road and off.


Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch
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Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch

Maserati is reportedly preparing to add a hero V8 model to its brand-new Levante line-up, although Australian buyers will initially make do with a diesel-only range when the SUV launches here later this year. According to American website Autoblog, the car maker has already begun testing a petrol V8-powered prototype that could slot in at the very top end of the Levante range...


Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’
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Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’

The brand-new Maserati Levante SUV will stay true to the brand’s ethos, easily be its top-seller, and greatly broaden its audience to younger buyers and women, according to the company’s global head Harald Wester. Speaking to Australian media (including CarAdvice) at last week’s North American reveal of the Maserati Levante in New York, Wester passionately defended the move into SUVs, seemingly without much prompting...


Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica
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Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica

The Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid that's due in the next few years will use drivetrain components shared with other products throughout the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) family. Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, told Motor Trend at the recent Geneva motor show that "a standalone [PHEV] programme would be suicidal, so we have to look at FCA"...


2017 Maserati Levante unveiled, Australian launch locked in
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2017 Maserati Levante unveiled, Australian launch locked in

The new 2017 Maserati Levante has made its official debut at this week's Geneva motor show, ahead of an Australian launch set to occur early next year. Based on the same platform that underpins both the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, the SUV is said to boast the most aerodynamically efficient body in its class, with a coefficient of drag of 0...


2017 Maserati Levante exterior revealed - UPDATED
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2017 Maserati Levante exterior revealed - UPDATED

The exterior of the Maserati Levante SUV has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the Geneva motor show at the end of the month. Visually, the company's first SUV proves that patent drawings that were published online last year were bang on the money. Unusually for an SUV, the Levante features frameless door windows...


Alfa Romeo denies crash test problems as source of Giulia delay - reports
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Alfa Romeo denies crash test problems as source of Giulia delay - reports

The Italian marque has denied reports that the delays related to the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan have been caused by serious safety problems. Late last week, supplier sources told Automotive News Europe that the reason for the Giulia's six-or-so month delay was caused by the sedan failing to pass internal front, side and rear crash tests...


Ferrari SUV: 'You have to shoot me first', says chairman
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Ferrari SUV: 'You have to shoot me first', says chairman

The only major ‘holdout’ not making a super-luxury SUV at this point is Italian icon Ferrari. The Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga and a certain unnamed Rolls-Royce are coming. Porsche has been making the Cayenne more than a decade. This fact was always a a point of pride for previous Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo...