APRIL 2018 – Opulent Living had recently the opportunity to test the Maserati Levante SQ4 on a leisurely drive through the Western Cape. The short version: a truly enjoyable vehicle that we would love to have the key for on a permanent base.
The Maserati of SUVs is instantly recognisable from a distance, thanks to its imposing grille inspired by the Alfieri concept. The concave grille pays homage to historical models like the Tipo 60 Birdcage and has become a signature feature of all Maserati models since its adoption by the Levante.
The silhouette of the Levante flows along the side of the car from the feline headlights to the characteristic rear pillar, creating a coupé look that is enhanced by frameless doors – a signature look of Modern Maserati cars. The muscular shape of the rear haunches underscores the car’s definitively Italian style.
The rear pillar is refined by the insertion of the characteristic Saetta logo, first seen on the iconic Quattroporte in 1963 and seamlessly following the shape of the side windows. A swaged line running along the entire length of the car defines its profile. It begins at the signature front side vents and dissolves over the rear wing, emphasising the Levante’s muscular shape and underlying strength.
Thanks to its 3-metre wheelbase (6-10 cm longer than that of its major competitors) the 5-metre-long Levante combines one of the roomiest high-end SUV cabins with the sportiest design in the segment.
In line with Maserati’s traditions, there is a wide array of personalisation possibilities when it comes to options, colours and materials for the Levante. Of the thirteen colours available, three are exclusive to the SUV model. In the range of ten light alloy wheels in six different designs, ranging in size from 18-21”.
The interior of the Levante feels like a first-class lounge. Horizontal tension lines linked by flowing materials create a feeling of absolute harmony between the front and rear passenger compartments. Customers have also here a wide range of customisation options. A total of 26 interior colour combinations are available. The cabin can be further enhanced with the optional dual-colour leather, contrast stitching on the seats and headrests and soft Alcantara® fabric for the cabin roof lining.
Every Levante can be upgraded to the GranLusso trim, which adds additional refinement through its exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Silk upholstery, Radica open-pore dashboard wood and leather steering wheel.
Refinement, elegance, fashionable and classy – everything you expect from an Italian.
For further information visit www.maserati.com/maserati/za/en