“Driving with the guidance of a professional driver, the course is tailored to offer the full performance range of the Levante from mild to wild, on road and off, but in complete safety and on private property away from other motorists and police.”

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Maserati Levante


They key to automotive success these days is with an SUV. Sales figures don’t lie and Maserati has jumped in with the Levante as the ultimate school run/luxury cruiser cross over


Maserati has such an illustrious name in motor racing dating back to arguably the greatest driver of all time, Fangio that the thought of an SUV must have seemed a bridge too far for the faithful. Yet here it is, the Levante.


Let’s face it, if Jaguar, Bentley, Lamborghini and even Rolls-Royce are going to get in on the SUV act, then you can’t blame one of the most evocative names in Italian sports car manufacturing from jumping in too.


The Maserati Levante is not your hard-core tree stump-pulling off roader, but it is a superbly elegant all-rounder that looks just as good in the valet of a 5-star hotel as it does climbing a snow-covered ski trail in the alps.


Initially, Levante was to be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and built in the United States, however the underpinnings of the final version that hit the showrooms are pure Italian. It’s based on the Ghibli sedan and built entirely at Fiat’s Mirafiori plant near Turin at an initial rate of 30,000 units per year. [To be continued...]

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