The Levante is Maserati’s first ever SUV, and it completes the line-up of models in the UK, alongside the Ghibli and Quattroporte, Granturismo and Grancabrio convertible. The new SUV is very much a ‘premium’ product that sits at the upper end of its market, with the low number that will be sold ensuring exclusivity for the buyer.
However, the Levante is not as expensive as you might think. Prices start at less than £55,000, and even if you add on either the Sport or Luxury packs, your bill won’t come to much more than £60,000, pitching the Maserati against some high-quality German cars, such as BMW’s X5 and X6, and the Porsche Cayenne.
So what do you get? A smart-looking SUV with a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel and plenty of standard equipment, including air suspension, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and a touchscreen-controlled infotainment system.