As the world seemingly can’t get enough of SUVs, there is a niche for sporty luxury SUVs with performance credentials to match. Such is the case with the Maserati Levante S which Eu Jin got to experience first-hand on Maserati Ice track nestled away in Cervinia, Northern Italy:
Packing a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 under the hood, the Levante S packs 430 hp and 580 Nm of torque paired to an eight-speed ZF sourced automatic transmission. Drive is deployed on all four corners through Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system with limited slip differential. Century sprint takes 5.2 seconds onwards to a limited top speed of 264 km/h.
Naza Itali, the official importer and distributor of Maserati vehicles in Malaysia has two variants of the Levante S on sale – Gran Lusso and Gran Sport, the former gets a more luxurious touch while the latter gets go-faster looking bits.
Prices start from RM788,800 on-the-road without insurance and all purchase of the Maserati Levante S comes with a 3-Years Unlimited Mileage coverage as well as a 3-Years/60,000 Maserati Premium Service Plus free scheduled service package.