MASERATI STRENGTHEN THEIR STANDING IN THE LUXURY SUV SEGMENT WITH THEIR LATEST GENERATION LEVANTE.
Maserati have been in the premium car manufacturing business for over a century now and show no signs of slowing down. Having entered into the luxury SUV segment only a few years ago with the Levante, this prestigious brand has ensured that every new generation model is more impressive than its predecessor.
We at OHLALA were delighted when offered the rare opportunity to test drive the new Maserati Levante, compliments of the proficient team at Maserati Bahrain, a test drive we are sure to remember for many years to come. The moment we laid eyes on the new Levante Gransport; we were in love. This new generation model is a beauty to behold, and we took our time slowly inspecting the vehicle, taking in every magnificent detail. At the front end, the imposing grille, inspired by the Alfieri concept, is accentuated by the flow of the front wings which in turn emphasise the shape of the engine compartment lid.
The powerful Full LED headlights converge with the Trident symbol sitting at the centre of the grille like a precious jewel. From the flanks, the Levante’s feline-inspired headlights point the eyes towards the characteristic Maserati rear pillar, seamlessly following the shape of the side windows. The muscular rear shoulders give this model its distinctive Italian style, whilst the profile of the SUV is defined by a swaged line running the full length of the vehicle. This line veers away from the signature side vents at the front and fades over the rear wing, defining its muscular shape and emphasising its underlying power. The profile view is completed with sporty 21-inch, light alloy wheels, complete with Trident design neatly integrated into the spokes. At the rear, the car is finished off perfectly with its stylish roof spoiler and dual twin exhaust system.
Slipping inside the interior, we were greeted by the Levante’s breathtaking Italian flair as well as the effective automatic four zone climate control. Feeling more like a first-class lounge than a car’s cabin, all the materials, trimmings and finishes throughout the vehicle are of a premium standard and no expense has been spared in the creation of this deluxe environment. The comfortable heated and ventilated leather front sport seats, with wraparound shape for extra support, are multi-adjustable and fitted as standard in the new generation. The Levante range is now equipped with Maserati’s sport steering wheel that enhances the model’s sportiness and when coupled with the brushed steel sport pedals, recreates a sports GT setting.
Thanks to the long wheelbase, there is a generous amount of space on offer throughout the vehicle with plenty of leg, shoulder and head room for all occupants. The luggage compartment has been designed to hold up to 580 litres, a total drastically increased with the rear seats folded down. There is also a 12V power socket in the luggage area, along with three more sockets inside the cabin. To ensure you, as the buyer, can express your own style, Maserati are providing a total of 28 interior colour combinations as well as contrast stitching options on the seats and headrests to select from.
The Maserati Levante boasts a highly intuitive interface unit, namely the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus). The tastefully designed dashboard and centre console have been created to perfectly house the 8.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, the cluster of drive mode buttons as well as the ergonomically designed rotary control and air suspension switch. The instrument panel is reminiscent of the layout in the Ghibli and Quattroporte models, complemented by ambient white lighting. Stunning aluminium and chrome finishes underscore the classy nature of this car, whilst the Harman Kardon Audio System with eight speakers provides the soundtrack for all your luxurious adventures.
The new Levante is powered by a three-litre, twin turbo petrol engine that delivers 350hp and 500Nm of torque from 1,750 up to 4,750rpm. This combined with a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, translates to an acceleration of 0-100km/h in around 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 251km/h. Everything about this vehicle felt fast and efficient. The traction control, stateof-the-art air suspension system, superior cornering ability as well as the uber responsive braking system, place you in firm control of the driving experience. A host of safety, security and assistance features are fitted as standard to always ensure the wellbeing of you and your loved ones. We at OHLALA cannot sing the praises of this outstanding premium SUV loudly enough.
“Feeling more like a first-class lounge than a car’s cabin, all of the materials, trimmings and finishes throughout the vehicle are of a premium standard and no expense has been spared in the creation of this deluxe environment.”
For more information and to book a luxury test drive of your very own, please contact Maserati Bahrain on 1773 4734.