The design concept of the Levante combines coup lines with interior space for five people and exceptional aerodynamic efficiency. The Maserati of SUVs is instantly recognisable from a distance, thanks to its imposing grille, which was inspired by the sensational Alfieri concept, but also pays homage to historic Maserati cars like the Tipo 60 Birdcage.
Meticulous virtual environment simulations and extensive tests in the Turin wind tunnel have resulted in a class-leading drag coefficient Cx of 0.31 for the V6 and 0.33 for the new V8 versions that boast wider wheels. During the lengthy aerodynamic testing programme, which included a second phase for the development of the new GTS and Trofeo versions, Maserati engineers concentrated on optimising the air flow around and inside the car, particularly in the areas of the concave grille and the wheel-arches.
Adaptive full LED Matrix headlights are available for the first time in the Levante range. They include a front digital camera mounted behind the rear view mirror that supports the Glare-free High Beam detection system, which creates light tunnels by deactivating individual LEDs in the relevant zone, cutting out the area around the vehicles and allowing the driver to keep high beam on without dazzling oncoming vehicles.
Compared to Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED technology offers 20% better visibility, 32% cooler light and headlights that last twice as long. The full LED headlights illuminate the road as far as 195 metres ahead 55 metres further than equivalent Bi-Xenon lights.
The interior design of the Levante is focused either on luxury or sportiness, respectively in the GranLusso and GranSport trims. The spacious cabin blends innovative solutions, such as the state-of-the art infotainment system, with precious materials like the newly introduced full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather. Abundant space for five passengers, fine selection of premium materials, state-of-the art human machine interface and front - rear passenger compartments in sheer harmony are some of the first class features in the cabin of the Levante.
Since the GranLusso and GranSport trims were adopted, the interior of the Levante is even more oriented to luxury or sportiness. Each of the new GTS and Trofeo V8 versions adds its own touch in the interior. In line with a long Maserati tradition, the customer has a wide range of interior customization. There are now five available materials to choose from with the new Pieno Fiore natural leather on the top-end of the list.
The standard Levante equipment in every market includes leather-trimmed upholstery and steering wheel, Piano Black trim, Maserati 8.4 MTC+ display, Base Audio System with 8 speakers, cruise control, Hill Descent Control, dual-zone climate control, wipers with rain sensor and keyless entry on the front doors. The standard leather seats are available in three colours - black, beige and tan - with dashboard in black leatherette fabric.
The interior immediately transmits a sense of passion and sportiness thanks to an array of exclusive elements, like the 12-way power sport front seats with memory function and integrated anti-whiplash headrests, the power-adjustable sport steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles, the power adjustable Inox sport pedals, parking sensors and navigation system. The leather seats are available in four colours black, red, beige and tan - featuring specific stitching, which is also extended to the leatherette dashboard.
GranLusso trim: irrespective of its powertrain, every V6 Levante can be upgraded to the luxury oriented GranLusso trim featuring in exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interiors, Radica open-pore dashboard wood and leather steering wheel.
The Ermenegildo Zegna silk in dark grey anthracite combines with three different shades of luxurious fine-grain leather (black, tan and red) and 100% natural fibre Zegna mulberry silk inserts on the seats, door panels, roof lining, sunshades and ceiling light fixture. The Trident emblem on the headrests is embroidered while the dashboard and the armrest are padded with Premium leather. This unique and exclusive silk is made using a patented process in Trivero, Italy by the Zegna wool mill.
The standard Base sound system has 8 speakers driven by the head unit. The set-up includes two 19 mm tweeters in the dashboard, a 165 mm woofer in each door, and two additional 19 mm tweeters in the rear doors.
The standard dual-zone climate control system provides outstanding on-board comfort thanks to the temperature sensors and the high volume of air it delivers via 13 ventilation ports. The temperature adjustment function can be controlled via MTC+, as well as via a physical control panel under the screen.