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Is A Maserati Levante Really Worth $20,000 More Than A BMW X5? 12
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Maserati, Maserati Levante, Maserati Videos, reviews, video on 01 12th, 2018


People looking for a stylish premium crossover with a posh badge can choose between many brands nowadays, one of them being Maserati.

The buy a Levante is the brand’s first-ever SUV, and it’s supposed to be sporty and at the same time elegant.

Doug DeMuro got hold of one and, well, let’s just say that he had more than a few reservations. His biggest issue with the Levante is the price tag: the model shown here is a base-spec version, yet it costs almost $20,000 more than an entry-level BMW X5.

Inside, the Levante has a few quirks, such as its pyramid-style center console dials or the fact that there is no physical button for the heated seats – you have to access the main infotainment screen first.

On a positive note, he really did enjoy driving it around, saying that it not only sounds great for a V6, but the ride quality is good and the handling is very impressive, too.

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Maserati Extends Production Shutdowns To Mid-January, Says Report 20
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte, Reports on 12 20th, 2017


Maserati’s planned production shutdowns over the holiday season will be reportedly extended in order to reduce vehicle stocks.

The Grugliasco and Mirafiori factories will stop producing Maseratis until mid-January, Automotive News reports citing union sources.

The Grugliasco factory, which builds the Ghibli and Quattroporte models, will remain closed for four weeks and up until January 15 when last year the facility was shut for three weeks over the Christmas and NY holiday period.

Similarly production of the Levante SUV at the Mirafiori plant will stop from December 20 to January 15. Last year the line was stopped for only one additional day beyond statutory holidays and weekends. The Modena factory, home to the Granturismo and Grancabrio, is going to reopen on January 8 after stopping production on December 15.

Maserati declined to comment on the shutdown schedule while the FIOM union head Federico Bellono said that he was unsure if the longer production stops is caused by the declining sales in China or a structural decline in general sales. “It is clear that production is slowing down and investment in new models is on hold,” he said.

JATO Dynamics analyst Felipe Munoz said that despite the Levante competing in a fast-growing segment, its sales are falling “faster than we could expect at this point of its product cycle. This is hard to explain but worrying for the brand.”

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Maserati Is Mulling A Midsize SUV, But We’ll Have To Wait 3
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Maserati, Maserati Levante, Reports, SUV on 12 3rd, 2017


Maserati claims it isn’t in a hurry to launch a second crossover, despite acknowledging the fact that midsize SUVs are the fastest growing sector in the industry.

Speaking to Motor 1 at the ongoing LA Auto Show, Maserati boss Reid Bigland said there “isn’t any big rush” for Maserati to make a second SUV that will join the Levante in its range.

Interestingly, Bigland’s statement comes just four weeks after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive Sergio Marchionne said Maserati was intending on launching a second SUV by 2020.

Although Bigland is remaining tight-lipped about the second SUV, Marchionne told the media last month that the vehicle will use the Giorgio rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio, rather than the platform used by the Levante and Ghibli.

According to Bigland, any possible SUV to slot below the Levante must be clearly differentiated from its Alfa Romeo sibling and worthy of the more expensive price tag.

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Larte Design Upgrades The Maserati Levante S With Shtorm Kit 28
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Larte, Maserati, Maserati Levante, tuning on 10 28th, 2017


The Levante is poised to become one of Maserati's top-selling models. So what's an owner to do in order to set his or her Italian crossover aside from all the others hitting the street?
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Alfa Romeo, Maserati Slow Down Production Rates After China Sales Blow 19
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, china, Maserati, Maserati Levante, Reports on 10 19th, 2017


Alfa Romeo and Maserati are slowing down their production rates in Italian factories, following a sales hit in China due to new import rules.
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Petrol-Powered Maserati Levante S Arrives In UK, Pricing From £70,755 18
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Maserati, Maserati Levante, new cars, prices, UK on 10 18th, 2017


Available in two distinct trim levels, the GranLusso and GranSport, the Maserati Levante S has joined its diesel sibling in the United Kingdom.
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Brabus And Startech Combine For Monstrous Amounts Of HP At IAA 14
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley Bentayga, brabus, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Maserati Levante, mercedes, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Smart ForFour, Startech, tuning on 09 14th, 2017


Brabus, along with their subsidiary Startech, have brought a great deal of luxury models to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, from 900 PS beasts to sportier-looking Land Rovers.
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Brabus And Startech Combine For Monstrous Amounts Of HP At IAA 14
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley Bentayga, brabus, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Maserati Levante, mercedes, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Smart ForFour, Startech, tuning on 09 14th, 2017


Brabus, along with their subsidiary Startech, have brought a great deal of luxury models to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, from 900 PS beasts to sportier-looking Land Rovers.
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Maserati Levante GTS Spied Testing Alongside A BMW X5 M 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Maserati, Maserati Levante, Maserati Scoops, Scoops on 09 14th, 2017


The Maserati Levante has been a stunning success and it appears the model will soon gain a high-performance variant.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Larte Design Splashes Maserati Levante With Carbon Fiber Elements 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Larte, Maserati, Maserati Levante, tuning on 09 3rd, 2017


This custom tuning package consists of about eight extra carbon fiber elements, all of them meant to add a touch of sportiness to one of the world's most dynamic SUVs.
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High-End SUVs Storming Goodwood Are Oversized Signs Of The Times 3
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Goodwood, Land Rover, Maserati, Maserati Levante, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Velar on 07 3rd, 2017


There was a time, and it wasn't so long ago, that “exotic” in terms of automobiles meant coupes and convertibles. Maybe high-end sedans. But those times are behind us as the age of exotic SUVs comes into its own.
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Maserati’s PHEV Levante Will Be Powered By Chrysler Pacifica Unit 29
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Maserati, Maserati Levante, PHEV, Reports on 05 29th, 2017


After launching their first SUV, the Levante, last year, Maserati are now marching towards an electrified future, with a plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle.
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