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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from £54,335
  • 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.

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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