The U.S. automotive market is set to be hit by 2017 Maserati Levante. The innovative model will debut at the NY Auto Show just in several days and, due to this, will go on sales in the USA from the next month. Italy-assembled, the first SUV with the iconic trident will feature a base pricing tag of $72,000 (delivery charge would approximately come up to $1,250). What would Chrysler-Fiat offer for the money? Let us see.
The SUV will come with a 3.0-litre twin-Turbo V6 engine producing 345 hp for the base version, with air suspension and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The solid Q4 AWD system goes further standard. As a great fuel-saver, the cutting-edge model features an improved start\stop system. As for the stuffing, one could get a TouchControl infotainment system, electro-chromatic internal and external (front as well as rear) mirrors.
The upgraded 8-speaker audio system and a system of obstacle detection also come standard. The Levante S boasts 424 hp, however, the pricing is considered to be higher starting from $83,000. To brighten SUV’s off-road performance, one could opt for optional Skyhook brand dampers. Does money burn a huge hole in your pocket? You can choose from three upscale packages, namely the Sport, Luxury or Zegna Luxury ones. As for the interior refined design, it would be available in three different combinations of leather-and-silk upholstery of deep black, bright red and moderate tan color stitching.