Maserati to Debut its First SUV at Geneva Motor Show

By Paul Joseph

Italian luxury car-maker Maserati is to unveil its first ever SUV at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Called the Maserati Levante, its makers claim the SUV will retain the high-performance and lush design features that have become indelibly linked with the marquee throughout its 100-year history.

Designed to excel on multiple terrains, the Levante features an electronic suspension with air springs and controlled damping that can be adjusted to several settings, depending on conditions.

The premier power train also includes Maserati’s intelligent Q4 all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Further technical specifics have yet to be released, although it has been confirmed that the model will be available with standard and diesel engines.

Distinctive exterior detailing includes an aggressive front end with tandem tapered headlights – the upper section flowing into the distinctive Maserati radiator grill. The flanks are bedecked with the brand’s recognisable triad of air vents and its “Saetta” logo emblazoned near the streamlined back.

The new Maserati Levante will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show between 3 – 13 March.

Founded in Bologna, Italy in 1913, Maserati is today owned by the Fiat Group and is one of the world’s most famous luxury car brands.

By Paul Joseph