Levante is Maserati’s first ever SUV, firstly introduced in 2017. The Italian carmaker is mostly known for making sporty sedans and coupes, so Levante kicked in as a huge surprise. Now, the upcoming Maserati Levante comes with plenty of updates, six trim levels, sleek exterior and luxurious interior. It is perhaps too early for Maserati to match some rivals such as Porsche in SUV segment, but Levante is progressing really well. In order to do that, the Italian company released a special edition named 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo. This model is very quick and posses V8 engine.
Furthermore, it is nicely balanced with its practicality and good performance, the distinctive exterior is boosted and the interior adds even more modern touches. The model 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo will be built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello.
2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo has reached the new level of sportiness
Just like the Ghibli model, the all-new 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo rides wide and low, and the sporty stance is not missing at all. To be more precise, Levante looks more like a taller wagon than actual SUV. The visibility is great thanks to a plenty of glass work. Up front, the cat’s-eye headlights come with LED technology and of course, well-known shark-nose grille.
On top of that, the overall design is very aerodynamic and the drag coefficient is 0.31, best in class. A 360-degree camera comes as standard, so maneuvering and parking in tightest possible spots are not a lot easier. This comes very handily as 2019 Levante is a 16-foot/4,600-pound SUV.
However, the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo will get 22-inch polished or matte finishes wheels and gloss-black front grille. There are also options to choose brake clippers in different colors like red, blue, black, silver, or yellow. Also, the use of carbon-fiber is present on side skirts, trimmings and hood vents. The exhaust pipes will get dark chrome finish that will give the car better look.
2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Interior and Tech
The feeling inside the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is elegant. The cabin is relatively new, however, it is additionally refined. We must say that Levante’s interior looks much better than on Ghibli model and it is a huge step forward for the Italian company. On the other hand, most of the customers won’t like the 8.4-inch infotainment display that can be found on some down-market models.
But it is the only feature inside the cabin that looks outdated. The interior comes with electrically adjustable seats, polished wood and Pieno Fiore natural leather, dual-zone climate control. Also, the interior cabin will get mighty 1,280-watt 17-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system.
The 12-way driver’s seat of the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is providing a high level of comfort and the pedal position is improved. This was one of the major complaints, so Maserati made a couple of tweaks and added an optional adjustable-pedal feature. The Italians are keeping it simple with a 2-row/5-seats layout. The cargo space of the SUV is 20.5 cubic feet and there is enough space for all passengers to sit comfortably.
2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Engine, Acceleration and Top Speed
The forthcoming 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo has the beast under the hood. It has the same Ferrari-built engine that is present in model Quattroporte GTS. Furthermore, it comes with the most powerful engine made from Maserati a 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine that makes 582 HP at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm of peak torque. With this powerful setup, this SUV is capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3,7 sec.
Also, the company claims that this vehicle can reach a top speed of 187 mph. It comes with Corsa driving modes for Normal, I.C.E., Sport, and Off-Road use.
Furthermore, the SUV like Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk loses in this section. For the comparison, the Quattroporte GTS boasts 523 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The new model will come with All-Wheel Drive System as standard. No diesel drivetrains are scheduled at the moment, but U.S. market should obtain one next year.
The standard Levante has under the hood two 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 unit options. The first unit is capable of producing 345 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque, and the second one returns 424 HP and 428 lb-ft of torque.
Both drivetrains are using an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive setups. Those two engines are well-known in the car world, mostly because Ferrari is using them on some of its models. The fuel economy is the same for both engines, 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Price, Release Date and Rivals
The Maserati Levante starts at $75,000. However, we expect that the newest 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo cost more than $100,000. It will hit the dealerships in the first half of 2019. This model will be only available in the United States and Canada.
The 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo will compete with BMW X5 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The model Lamborghini Urus is not on the list of opponents because is awfully expensive.