2016 Maserati Levante Review

diesel SUVs Are What We've Come To Expect From Brands Like Nissen And Toyota And Sure There Are Those European Models From Audi BMW Mercedes And Land Rover, But A Diesel Maserati SUV Are They Kidding It's Called The Maserati Levante And It's The. Italian Brands Entrant Into The Popular Luxury SUV Segment Why Does Maserati Need An SUV Because Buyers Want It Sales Are Booming Powering The Levante Models That Will Be Sold In Australia From Early 2017 Is A Three Liter Turbo Diesel V6 Engine With 202 Kilowatts Of Power And A Chunky 600 Newton Meters Of Torque It's All Wheel Drive As You'd Expect Of An SUV That's Just Over 5 Meters Long That Sizing Means It's Essentially A Competitor To The Likes Of The Bmw X5 Even Though It's Actually Longer Than That Cup And It's Even Longer Than A Range Rover.

So, It's Pretty Big On The Outside And Being A Maserati You'd Expect It To Be Luxurious On The Inside And It Is Particularly In Our Pre-production Test Car Which Is Fitted With The Luxury Pack And The Highly Desirable Zegna Interiors Silk Option There's 300 Kilometres Of Silk Used For Every Car With This Trim And It's Been Tested To Offer The Same Level Of Durability As Leather It's On The Door Trims Seat Inlays And Even The Roof Lining And It's Interspersed With Lush Red Leather And Suede As Such It Feels Pretty Classy Inside Until You Notice Some Of The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Parts That Have Been Used In The Cabin Like The Single Stalk On The Steering Column And The Window Switches And It's Got One Of Those Fiddly Gear Shifters Like You'll Find In A Jeep It May Not Be A Maserati Limousine, But Given Its Size There's Good Space In The Back There's Good Head And Legroom With Enough Space For Three Adults And The Best Bit Is That Those In The Back Also Get The Zegna Seat Trim There Is A Pair Of Handy USB Charge Points As Well Boot Space Is Important To SUV Buyers And You Wouldn't Be Disappointed With The Amount Of Space On Offer Here There's 580 Liters Of Cargo Capacity Which Is Easily Enough For A Few Bags Well It's Enough About That It's Probably Time For Me To Tell You How It Drives Well Let's See Right In The Middle Of Our View Here Mate You Don't Understand Maserati Like. I Do. I'm Practically.

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I'll Take It From You, If That's Okay With You You're Not Okay With Me Get Out Like Check Your Load Azariah Is A Possible Legendary. Italian Car Maker With A Sports Car Pedigree Spanning 102 Years They're Responsible For Truly Stunning Cars Like The Original Maserati Ghibli Coupe A Of Iraq The Cams And And The Floor Up, But This Is A Massive Departure From Anything Maserati Has Ever Attempted Before It's Also The Most Important People The Truck Is A Little More You Could Say The Company's Future Success Depends On It Entirely Maserati Is Keen To Point Out That They See The Levante As First And Foremost A Maserati What That Means Is They See This Not As A Traditional Load Lugging SUV, But Rather As A GT With Enough Space Pace And Grace To Satisfy Not Only Company Traditions, But Kiss Her Expectations And What They Also Want To Do Is Lure Customers Away From The Lights Of The Porsche Cayenne And Range Rover Sport, But It's A Real Pity That We're Only Getting A Single Diesel Model Instead Of A Choice Between That And The Twin Turbo Petrol Model With 316 Kilowatts And 580 Newton Meters That's Bound For The US Market. I Guess They Must Have Done Their Homework Maseratis Have To Sound Well Like A Maserati Even, If It Is A Diesel You V And This One Truly Does, But Only, If You Hit The Sport, Button Do That And There's No Better Engine Notice Of World From A Three Litre Diesel The Place Is Okay Too, But It's No Bull Out Of The Gate Rocket Either There's Some Lag Down Low In The Rev Range, But Anywhere Above 2500 Rpm And This Two-ton 5 Meter Maserati Accelerates With Satisfying Commitments There's Real Refinement To This Engine Too Especially When High Speed Cruising On.

Italy's Autostrada It's Utterly Vibration Free You Can Leave The ZF 8-speed In Full Auto Mode, But Up Here In The Twisty. Italian Dolomites You Want The Satisfaction Of The Quick Shifting Sports Setting With Full Manual Mode That Means You're In Total Control And A Blown Up Shift Unless You Pull A Right Panel It's A Free Revving Engine -. So, You'll Need To Be On Your Toes Or You'll Be Bouncing Off The Rev Limiter All Too Often As.

I Fall Down The Down Shifts Are Accompanied By A Superbly Timed Throttle Blip And It's Plenty Loud Enough To Be Heard Through The Double Glazed Windows On This Pre-delivery Tester. I Mean Have A Look At These Paddle Shifters There Column Mounted, But Big Enough To Find No Matter What The Situation. I Simply Wasn't Expecting The Kind Of Gift Handling That We've Experienced In These Challenging Mountain Roads There's Good Body Control The Anandam Feet Lateral Loads It's Not Perfectly Flat In The Bends You Turn In And It Dips In Slightly, But You Can Feel What The Car Is Doing And There's No Nasty Surprises The Steering Is Brilliant It's Old-school Hydraulics And It's Tons Of Feel And Good Response Without Being Too Sharp To Really Enjoy The Level Of Grip Is Remarkable For A Big Hefty Vehicle The Levante Gets A Quality Tire And Torque Vectoring.

So, Even Accelerating Out Of Hair Pins With A Tad Too Much Impatience And It's Still Wonderfully Behaved That's Also Down To It's 50/50 Weight Distribution And Active Torque Split That Mostly Sends A Hundred Percent To The Rear, But Can Also Push 50 Percent To The Front, If Grip Fades Which It Surely Cannot Tackle You're Peter The Switchbacks In These Mountain Parts The Lefante Also Claims The Lowest Center Of Gravity In This Segment And It's A Claim That. I Serve Disputing Given How Easy It Is To Muscle This Thing Around The Twisty Road At Solid Pace There's Poise And Composure To This Variety That Makes It Feel Special And Less Like An SUV Than Most The Bricks To Have Excellent Stopping Power As You'd Expect, But We've Given Them A Solid Hiding All Day And They've Continued To The Liver Once A Ride On Standard Air Suspension With Variable Settings We've Been In The Firmest Sport Mode Almost All Day Long And Even Then There's A Good Degree Of Absorption Switch To The Normal Mode And It Rides Along Like A Proper Luxury Car. So, As Luxurious As This Might Be It Also Claims To Be Capable Off-road.

So, We Thought We'd Take It Up A Ski Slope And See For Ourselves. So, We've Switched To The Off-road Mode Which Will Give Us Better Ground Clearance And Tweaks The Stability Control System For Conditions Just Like These As A First-time Effort In The Luxury SUV Space For Maserati The Levante Is Impressive And Because It Offers Something Different To All Its Rivals It's Also Guaranteed To Sell, But How It Stacks Up Against Those Rivals Is Something We're Desperate To Find Out You.

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