Maserati has announced the launch of its SUV, the 2018 Levante, in India. It is the latest addition to the 2018 range of the carmaker, which started the year with the launch of 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The 2018 Levante has also adopted the new range strategy by offering two distinct new trims: the luxury-orientated GranLusso and the red-blooded GranSport. Customers will also have the option to configure the exterior and interior look of the new Levante using the virtual Maserati configurator.

The name Levante comes from a warm Mediterranean wind that can change from a light breeze to a hurricane within seconds.The Maserati of SUVs was engineered to excite the sport-focused drivers by making extensive use of lightweight materials, as well as boasting a 50:50 weight distribution and the segment’s lowest center of gravity. These features delivered unparalleled agility in the high-end SUV class as well as remarkable comfort on rough roads and great handling on low-grip surfaces.

Under its long hood, the Levante has a 3.0 litre V6 turbo-diesel engine that produces 275hp at 4,000rpm and 600Nm of peak torque between 2,000rpm and 2,600rpm. The motor is mated to an eight-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox with a 4×4 drive system.
On the Inside, the cabin of the Levante as standard is finished in dual-tone black and rose-red. There is also an option to customise the interior trim with choice of wood inlays and leather grains. You can even option silk inlays supplied by Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna. At the heart of the central console, is an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with satellite navigation. A Harman Kardon- or a Bowers & Wilkins-sourced sound system can be optioned, topping out at 1,280 watts with 17-speakers. Moreover, it is equipped with features like a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree cameras and four-zone climate control.

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