Maserati Levante SUV launched in India – Price starts from Rs 1.45 cr

Maserati Levante is the first ever SUV from the Italian car maker.

Based on the Maserati Kubang Concept which was showcased back at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, new Maserati Levante made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. And finally after about two years, the car has been launched in India.

The first-ever Maserati SUV, Levante has taken about five years to take shape. Based on the same platform as the Ghibli, Levante keeps much of the design similar to the highly impressive Kubang. In India, it is available in three trims – Levante Diesel, Levante Diesel GranSport, and Levante Diesel GranLusso, priced from Rs 1.45 cr, Rs 1.48 cr and Rs 1.53 cr respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

Mandira Bedi with the new Levante

Speaking about interiors, they are very similar to that of Ghibli. Highlights include premium leather upholstery and a large touchscreen infotainment system.

Levante’s chassis is designed to combine the outstanding on-road performance typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling even on very low-grip surfaces and an excellent off-road performance and ride. – Maserati

Speaking about engine options, the new Maserati Levante SUV is 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine which delivers 275 hp peak power. It is mated to a 8 speed automatic transmission and claims a top speed of 230 kmph. It does a 0-100 kmph in 6.9 seconds.

First Levante owner in India is based in Bangalore. Image Automobili Ardent.

“The introduction of 2018 Levante is our commitment to satisfy the significantly increasing demand for premium SUVs in India. The design, exclusivity and performance are the key characteristics when describing this new Maserati; and will turn out to be a distinguishing factor for the Trident in the luxury SUV space ” said Bojan Jankulovski, Head of Operations, Maserati India.