2019 Maserati Levante Radio Segment

Maserati Levante Podcast

Maserati Levante 350

Maserati has released the entry level Levante to its range. Powered by a 350HP Ferrari engine there is the Levante, priced from $125,000 RRP and the GranSport and GranLusso, both with a higher trim level and priced from $159,000 RRP. Apparently over 90% of worldwide sales are buyers that are new to the brand.

While unmistakably a Maserati, with the grill and famous Saetta logo, the designers have excelled in making a large SUV look smaller than it is. The styling is subtle and elegant.

I particularly like the sporty interior with handcrafted leather that cocoons the driver yet provides ample room for four adults.

This is a Maserati and you expect performance. The 257 kW twin turbo V6 will go from 0-100kmh in a reasonable six seconds and will top out at 251kmh. More important though is that the ride and handling selectively varies from limousine comfort to outright sporty, but is always compliant.

Featuring the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive with a definite rear wheel drive bias, Levante is a Grant Tourer in every sense, ideally suited for traversing long distances, trips to the snow or the weekend retreat as well as daily driving.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.