From Maserati to the Mediterranean: Introducing the Levante

March 29, 2016

The upscale Italian automobile that first rolled out of the beautiful city of Bologna at roughly the turn of the century is covering new territories in the Middle East.

Anyone with a mild interest in cars would be quick to contribute a nod of approval to the thought of owning a Maserati – if not hanging on to the fantasy of one day making that investment. And with an extensive track record of vintage beauties to its multi-billion-dollar brand name, Maserati has introduced yet another iteration that this time borrows from its Mediterranean roots. Introducing the relevantly titled Levante

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Its name draws its inspiration from a Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, and blows an air of change into the newcomer Maserati – marking Maserati’s entrance into the largest luxury segment in the world. The luxury SUV first made an appearance during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and has since been deployed onto Lebanon’s shores with a red-carpet ceremony.

Picking up on the evolutionary trend of the Sedan platform while incorporating exclusive designs as executed by Maserati, the Levante boasts a chassis that is custom-made for unique on-road driving, while also factoring in off-roading interests should you be interested in veering off the beaten bath.  Whichever direction you move, the Levante takes into account all passengers in mind with more than generous spacing and comfort.

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Italian aesthetics are a running theme, with a build that incorporates Italian elements as is clearly visible, while also bringing into form an unprecedented design concept that hasn’t yet surfaced in the world of SUVs. Spaciousness and coupé lines culminate in a groundbreaking aerodynamic efficiency that puts it at the top of its list, with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.

The Levante is a happy medium if not a higher ground for those that take their sports driving seriously, but want to go the upscale way with a Maserati in tow. With immense performance-oriented features by ways of the extensive use of lightweight materials, and a 50-50 weight distribution – also boasting the lowest center of gravity in its class – the Levante is a culmination of 100-years of craftsmanship and a celebration of outstanding technology in the form of a hot-bodied Maserati. 

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For more information, please call G. A. Bazerji & Sons +961 1 263 111

by Ghassan Khayyat
Ghassan was tuned into the writing world on a transistor radio-wave of an unbeknownst frequency, once upon a daydream dreary. With a firm belief in Dr. Seussims and all things gadget and gizmo-tronic, he tinkers before he speaks, and chooses his words technologically. He is Editor for T3 Middle East’s Levant English publication and English website, and Associated Editor for the GCC English publication. Reach him at ghassan@t3me.com.