Maserati Levante review - Maserati broadens SUV range for 2019 - Design

An accomplished and appealing SUV with a breadth of capabilities, character and identity that set it apart from its rivals

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  • Distinctive styling matched by impressive blend of ride and handling. Looks and feels like impressive value
  • Performance is mild for a car bearing the Maserati badge. Diesel-only policy denies the UK a halo model

Attractive looks are always a factor when talking about an Italian luxury car, and despite Maserati's mostly sportscar derived design language needing to be translated into an SUV form, Maserati has done a good job in keeping the character of Maserati in the Levante without it looking like a bloated hatchback.

Looking more svelte than chunkier rivals, the Maserati has forgone a rough and tumble look for something more sophisticated. Delicate thin headlights, a suprisingly restrained use of chrome and details like frameless doors also help make the Levante look more expensive than rivals.

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Thanks to the sloping roofline and small rear three quarter windows, the Levante looks smaller than it actually is, whilst maintaining the sort of details one would expect of a Maserati. It is relatively specification sensitive, looking more brash in lighter colours, but in a sea of Range Rovers and Porsche Cayennes the Maserati will certainly get you noticed at your next private school PTA meeting. 

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