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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

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...

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’

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...