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Maserati Levante Vulcano on sale from $184,990

Maserati has secured a limited allocation of the Levante Vulcano, which is on sale now for $184,990 before on-road costs. Just 150 examples of the special-edition SUV will be produced globally, with seven headed Down Under...

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Maserati slashes prices range-wide for 2019
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Maserati slashes prices range-wide for 2019

Maserati Australia's importer, Ateco, has revised prices across its entire Ghibli, Levante and GranTurismo ranges, as it prepares for a "challenging part of the Australian car market cycle". Starting with the Levante SUV, the entry-level model is still priced at $125,000 before on-road costs, with power from a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine making 257kW and 500Nm...


2019 Maserati Levante review
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2019 Maserati Levante review

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?


2019 Maserati Levante pricing and specs
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2019 Maserati Levante pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced pricing and specs for the new base Maserati Levante, set to cost $125,000 before on-road costs. Power in the base Levante comes from a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine making 257kW of power and 500Nm of torque, for a 6.0-second sprint to 100km/h and a 251km/h top speed...


Maserati Levante GTS coming Down Under for MY2020
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Maserati Levante GTS coming Down Under for MY2020

Maserati has confirmed the Levante GTS will be coming to Australia, but it's still a long way off touching down. The 404kW super-SUV won't be here until late in 2019, with Maserati confirming it'll be available for the 2020 model year...


2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport review
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2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport review

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?


2019 Maserati Levante revealed: GTS joins range
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2019 Maserati Levante revealed: GTS joins range

The Maserati Levante GTS has made its debut, and will bridge the gap between the top-end Trofeo and the lesser six-cylinder models when it goes on sale. The Levante GTS is powered a version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 also doing service in the Levante Trofeo. Here the Ferrari-built engine cranks out 410kW of power at 6250rpm, and 730Nm between 2500 and 5000rpm...


2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo revealed
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2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo revealed

What happens when you cross a twin-turbo Ferrari engine with a high-riding Italian crossover? Simple: you get the Maserati Levante Trofeo, a family-hauler with a top speed in excess of 300km/h. There's plenty going on here, but we're going to start with the engine, because it's making some serious numbers – 440kW and 730Nm, to be precise, for a 0-100km/h time of just 3...


Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Nerissimo Editions unveiled
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Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Nerissimo Editions unveiled

Maserati has unveiled special Nerissimo Edition versions of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte in Geneva, adding a heavy-handed splash of black to the Italian marque's lineup. The "total black" cars are finished in a special shade of deep black body paint, complete with Black Chrome trim on the grille surrounds, badge, boot-lid and C-pillar badging...


2018 Maserati Levante S pricing and specs
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2018 Maserati Levante S pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Maserati Levante S have been detailed this week, with the petrol version of the Italian SUV now on sale in Australia from $169,990 plus on-road costs. Sharing its Ferrari-built 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 with the Ghibli and Quattroporte, the Levante S develops a meaty 321kW of power and 580Nm of torque...


Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020
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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. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, the Italian carmaker's boss said the new crossover will sit below the Levante in Maserati's line-up, based on Alfa Romeo's 'Giorgio' architecture – which currently underpins the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV...


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.