The 2019 Maserati Levante takes Ferrari power into a whole new sector of the market with the launch of the 350 hp Levante which enters the Australian market under the existing Levante S and Turbo Diesel models with a recommended retail price of $125,000 plus statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery.

Making its Australian and New Zealand debut in the 2019 Maserati Levante, the Maserati designed, Ferrari produced 350 hp/257 kW twin turbo V6 is a version of the engine that powers the range-topping Maserati Levante S. With 500 Nm of torque spread across 1,750 - 4,750 rpm, the 350 hp/257 kW Levante offers an outstanding driving experience, accelerating to 100 kmh in six seconds and on to a top speed of 251 kmh.

In the best Maserati tradition, the engine’s exhaust system is controlled by pneumatic valves to maintain the rich aural signature of the brand. In the default driving mode, the bypass valves are closed for a comfortable and discreet engine sound. In Sport mode, the exhaust valves open, providing the shortest possible exit route for the exhaust gases. This provides the Levante its maximum engine performance and the unique Maserati sound track.

Blessed with the same sophisticated Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive with rear Limited-slip Differential and advanced suspension that includes adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers, the newest version of the Levante is equally capable on and off the road as its siblings. It offers sports car like handling biased towards the rear, until going gets tough, when the four wheel drive system comes into action enabling the Levante to traverse conditions previously unheard of for an Italian sports car.

From its 19 inch polished alloy wheels to its powered rear door, the new Levante is stylishly well equipped and maintains Maserati’s legendary handcrafted interiors and exclusivity. The interior is richly leather lined and hand stitched, from the seats to the steering wheel, while the front seats are heated and boast 12 way electrically operation with memories and the dashboard is finished in piano black trim, which surrounds the latest in telematics systems, the Maserati MTC+ which has SatNav and Digital Radio as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It has cruise control, blind spot alert, rear camera with a dynamic grid guide and parking sensors front and rear. Keyless operation of the doors is standard, along with auto-dipping mirrors and dual zone climate control ventilation.

In addition, the Maserati Levante is available, like other Maseratis, with a choice of GranSport and GranLusso trim and equipment levels. Priced at recommended retail price of $159,990 plus statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery, the arrival of the 350 hp Levante also brings their exquisitely equipped and appointed Levante versions into new market areas.

“The newest addition to Maserati Levante range is endowed with everything expected of a Maserati with a level of accessibility never before achieved in a Maserati,” says Glen Sealey, the Chief Operating Officer of Maserati Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. “It has the Ferrari-powered performance, the on and off-road ability, the exclusive and unique trim and materials that can only come from Maserati and yet it is available at price point that brings Maserati into a whole new area of the market. It is no coincidence that the arrival of this latest Maserati model coincides with the opening of new Maserati dealers in Australia as we fully expect the newest Levante to significantly contribute Australian sales.”

2019 Maserati Levante enhancements

The Maserati Levante range has been further enhanced for 2019 to underline its “Gran Turismo” character.

The MY19 Levante GranSport trim has adopted more athletic and dynamic design. Focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, the elegant restyling provides stronger, aggressive styling in comparison to the baseline and GranLusso trims. In addition, Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights are available as an option for the first time in the Levante range.

The new MY19 enhancements have also introduced to the Levante range the Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), which was previously available only on the Ghibli and Quattroporte saloons. Rather than simply correcting vehicle instability, the IVC system helps prevent it, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more exciting performance.

There are two brand new tri-coat colours, the Rosso Potente, which has been created to celebrate the racing heritage of Italian sports cars, and the Blu Nobile with sparkling glass flakes glimmering under the sunlight. Available as a new option, the Pieno Fiore is like no other leather used in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and is processed to develop a unique character throughout the years.

The 2019 Maserati Levante Range

Recommended prices not including statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery for the exclusive use of the media and automotive data companies issued on 1 October 2018

Levante MY19 3.0 litre 257 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $125,000
Levante GranSport MY19 3.0 litre 257 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $159,990
Levante GranLusso MY19 3.0 litre 257 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $159,990
Levante Turbo Diesel MY19 3.0 litre 202 kW V6 Turbo Diesel Eight speed automatic $139,990
Levante Turbo Diesel GranSport MY19 3.0 litre 202 kW V6 Turbo Diesel Eight speed automatic $159,990
Levante Turbo Diesel GranLusso MY19 3.0 litre 202 kW V6 Turbo Diesel Eight speed automatic $159,990
Levante S MY19 3.0 litre 321 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $179,990
Levante S GranSport MY19 3.0 litre 321 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $189,990
Levante S GranLusso MY19 3.0 litre 321 kW Twin Turbo V6 Eight speed automatic $189,990