12 OCTOBER 2016--- Maserati Philippines has officially launched its first SUV model, Levante, in the country. With the introduction of Levante, the Italian marquee formally completes its product line-up for the first time in Maserati’s history.
Guaranteed 100% made in Italy, the Maserati boasts best in class on-road handling in sport mode as well as best in class handling in snow and ice, and over-all leading off-road comfort. It is named after the warm Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, a trait that the Levante displays through its unique on-road drivability and competitive off-road capabilities. It’s 100% Maserati and 100% SUV.
“The Levante is like a new wind that is exciting to the local SUV market. The exclusivity it offers, and the Maserati performance it guarantees, has attracted both young and old aficionados,” said Wellington Soong, Chair and President of Maserati Philippines.
Based on Italian-style aesthetics, the Levante design allows the rare combination of spaciousness, coupé lines, and aerodynamic efficiency, the best in its segment at a Cx coefficient of 0.31.
Technical features such as Air Suspension and the Q4 AWD system, which come as standard equipment, and the high level of customization, Sport or Luxury, has resulted in Levante’s thoroughbred on-road handling as well as solid off-road capabilities.
With the Levante, Maserati has made extensive use of lightweight materials and the ideal 50-50% weight distribution, and thus has come up with a unique and agile luxury SUV that has the lowest center of gravity in its class.
The latest Maserati 3-litre V6 engine is packed in the Levante. The Trident offers two versions of the twin-turbo petrol engine and the economical turbodiesel are globally acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and for their exceptional performance. The petrol Maserati V6 engine with latest GDI and twin-turbo is available in two versions: the top of the range 430 hp and the exciting 350 hp. The most powerful Levante makes it to 100 km/h in 5.2” and has a top speed of 264 km/h, while the figures for the 350 hp version are 6.0” and 251 km/h respectively.
The Levante is also available with a common-rail, direct injection turbodiesel V6 with reduced dwell time injectors. The 3-litre engine is capable of 275 hp and delivers 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a 230 km/h maximum speed while keeping the fuel economy as low as 7.2 litres/100 km under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The introduction of Levante coincides with Maserati-exclusive innovative features such as safety and convenience options, brand-new Human Machine Interface, dedicated cargo solutions, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Forward Collision Warning and Brake Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View camera, capacitive 8.4" Touch Screen display with brand new rotary control, plus the AHA function, an addition to the Maserati Touch Control Plus which extends the AM, FM and DAB digital radio with a network connection option: the AHA function dialogues with the user's network-connected mobile device to give access to on-line services (radio stations, programmes, etc.) while the vehicle is moving.
Exclusively produced in Italy at the historic Mirafiori plant, Levante marks the continuation of Maserati’s more than 100 years of tradition and dedicated craftsmanship.
For more information on the latest Maserati models in the Philippines, one can visit the Maserati showroom at Autostrada, 32nd cor. 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City or call +63 2 801 7777.