Maserati fans have waited a long time for the company’s first SUV to come to fruition, and it looks like the wait is just about over. The first ever SUV in Maserati’s 100-year history is scheduled for unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but the car maker decided to give us a glimpse of the exterior a little earlier.
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According to Maserati,
The design of the Levante features clear associations with the Maserati brand and its distinctive Italian character: the aggressive front introduces new, tapered headlights separated into two elements, with the upper headlight unit connected to the radiator grille. Maserati’s design signature is clearly visible on the sides: the three iconic air vents on the front wings, the trapezoidal C-pillar with the “Saetta” logo and the large, frameless door windows. The rear is dominated by the very tapered back window and streamlined shape, both typical of a high-performance sports car.
The SUV will have great road-handling and excellent performance as well as a smooth, comfortable ride, features well-known to Maserati enthusiasts.
Official unveiling is set for the Geneva Motor Show, though some first vehicles have already rolled off the assembly line and are scheduled for release in Europe in the spring. Release in the USA and other parts of the world, though not confirmed, can be expected later this year.