Maserati Levante the luxury SUV, which made its World Premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, has now arrived in the UAE. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Maserati, in the UAE staged a special preview event in Dubai.
The Levante 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. It enables the Trident to access the largest luxury segment in the world and contributes to creating of the most complete product line-up in Maserati’s history.
What's it like?:
This is a car that’s unusual for constantly monitoring the location of its centre of gravity, which besides shifting on the move is also altered by the presence of occupants, luggage and roof racks. Levante programme manager Federico Landini says it takes no more than a left-right turn of the wheel for the car to determine the load it’s carrying and what that does to its centre of gravity, the result enabling it to continuously adjust its air springs and electronic dampers to suit.
This is one reason why Landini confidently claims that the Levante understeers less than any of its rivals, and wields the graphs to prove it. Further bend-slaying aids include the 51:49 front-rear weight distribution, and a driveline apportioning 90% of the V6’s torque to the back axle by default. It can be adjusted in just 150 milliseconds, these continuous shiftings visible on an attractive instrument cluster graphic.
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