Sunaina Rana / Emirates Business
The wait is over! Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer, Maseratiâ€™s Levante â€” The luxury SUV, which made its World Premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, has now arrived in the UAE. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Maserati, staged a special preview of the SUV at an event in Dubai.
Hossam Hosni, General Manager, Luxury Auto, Al Tayer Motors, told Emirates Business, â€œWe are excited to launch the Levante into the UAE, which is the first market in the Middle East region to launch this vehicle, with the price ranging for the base model beginning at AED 316,150 and AED 363,150 for the Levante S. These prices include a three year service and maintenance package, the Maserati of SUVs presents a great option for customers looking for vehicle with Italian style, design and capability.â€
The Super SUVâ€™s name was inspired by a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV.
This segment helps enable Trident to access the largest luxury sector in the world and contributes to creating of the most complete product line-up in Maseratiâ€™s history.
â€œLevante is the first ever SUV by Maserati, therefore this luxury SUV would be a complete game-changer, predominantly for the UAE. Maserati has been a prominent name in the exotic sports cars section. Our mission was not just to build an SUV, but to build a Maserati,â€ said Hosni.
The vehicle is based on the evolution of the sedan platform, designed exclusively by Maserati. The car chassis has been specifically developed to offer unique on-road drivability and competitive off-road capability, with day-to-day comfort and practicality.
He added, â€œExciting times are ahead and we are glad to be able to offer Maserati aficionados a completely new experience. We expect the car to be in UAE showrooms from July onwards.â€
The valuable aesthetic features of Italian style embrace the design of the SUVâ€™s distinctive and attractive look, which brings a new concept to the SUV world. The combination of spaciousness and coupÃ© lines while achieving the best aerodynamic efficiency in its segment with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31. The purebred on-road handling typical of all Maserati cars and solid off-road capabilities, as demanded in the SUV segment, describe the carâ€™s overall dynamic.
The Levante is here to excite any sports car driver counting on performance-oriented features, such as the
extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50-50 percent weight distribution and its lowest in class centre