It's the new entry-level Maserati Levante and it's almost $15,000 less than the next rung up the ladder. It's still got a twin-turbo V6 and it still has loads of kit. So, what's not to like?
Maserati’s first SUV wasn’t entirely convincing when it debuted with a diesel engine. Can a Ferrari-built twin-turbo petrol V6 transform the high-riding Italian?
Finally, the Levante gets an engine befitting the Maserati badge and the diesel haters can stop their whining. Can a twin-turbo petrol V6 get the job done though?
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.