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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...

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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...


Maserati Levante interior revealed in new spy photos
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Maserati Levante interior revealed in new spy photos

The interior of the Maserati Levante crossover has been snapped by our photography team in the frozen north of Sweden. Earlier spy photos, as well as patent drawings, have given us a pretty good idea of what the exterior of Maserati's first ever production crossover will look like, and today's pictures don't really add anything to that story...


Large SUVs coming in 2016
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Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...


2016 Maserati New Cars
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2016 Maserati New Cars

Details of the new and updated Maserati vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   Levante – late 2016 The long-awaited Maserati Levante SUV will make its world premiere at March’s Geneva motor show before storming into Australian showrooms at the very end of 2016...


Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut
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Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut

The 2016 Maserati Levante has been spied testing again, this time in its most revealing state of undress yet. Caught testing ahead of a global unveiling at January’s Detroit auto show, the prototype shown here is wearing only a light layer of camouflage - although most of the key details remain disguised for now...


Maserati Levante SUV to be brand's best seller, launching late 2016
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Maserati Levante SUV to be brand's best seller, launching late 2016

Maserati Australia expects the upcoming Levante SUV to be its best-selling model when it lands in local showrooms towards the end of 2016. The Ghibli-based SUV, which is set for a world unveiling at January's Detroit motor show, is late to the party: original plans to have it based on a Jeep Cherokee platform were scrapped in favour of the Ghibli and Quattroporte platform, with production also shifting from the USA to Italy as a result...


Maserati boss rules out electric models: hybrids coming, but hydrogen the future
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Maserati boss rules out electric models: hybrids coming, but hydrogen the future

Harald Wester, CEO of Fiat Chrysler’s revitalised Maserati brand, believes the future of green motoring lies in hybrids first, and hydrogen fuel cells later. Speaking with American magazine Motor Trend, Wester derided the weight of electric vehicle battery packs, throwing shade at the likes of Tesla’s Model S and the BMW i3...


Maserati Levante design revealed via patent drawings
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Maserati Levante design revealed via patent drawings

Drawings, claimed to be from a patent filing, for the Maserati Levante have been leaked and published online. The patent drawings seen here were obtained by AutoGuide. The American website claims that these design drawings were submitted to the Australian patent office on April 8 and were recently granted registered status...


Maserati Levante SUV to debut at 2016 Detroit auto show - report
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Maserati Levante SUV to debut at 2016 Detroit auto show - report

The Italian marque's first ever crossover vehicle, the Maserati Levante, will reportedly make its global at next year's Detroit auto show. According to Autovisie, Maserati's first SUV will debut at the 2016 Detroit show, which starts on January 12. The car will then go into production from March in Italy...


2015 Maserati New Cars
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2015 Maserati New Cars

Details of the new and updated Maserati models launching in Australia in 2015.   Maserati Levante – 2016 It won’t reach our shores until 2016, but the big news for Maserati in 2015 is the unveiling of it’s first SUV, the Levante. Don’t let the spy images scare you: the Levante isn’t going to be a jacked-up Ghibli sedan...


Maserati Levante : Cayenne-chaser spotted testing
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Maserati Levante : Cayenne-chaser spotted testing

Don't worry: Maserati isn't planning a jacked-up version of its Ghibli sedan... this is a prototype mule for the Italian brand's upcoming Levante SUV. The weird double-decker roof design you see in our spy images, combined with the elevated suspension and extra weight, aim to mimic the Levante's higher centre of gravity and frontal area as Maserati tests various aspects such as chassis, drag and aerodynamic stability...


CarAdvice Q&A : Umberto Maria Cini, Maserati’s managing director of General Overseas Markets
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CarAdvice Q&A : Umberto Maria Cini, Maserati’s managing director of General Overseas Markets

It has been an extremely busy 12 months for Maserati both globally and in Australia, and it looks like being even busier over the next few years as a range of new models enter showrooms. Australia is an important market for the brand, a fact indicated by the recent visit of Umberto Maria Cini, managing director for Maserati General Overseas Markets, based in Dubai...