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.