Picked up my Levante S last week and managed to put on some 2,000kms both on highways and mountain roads in CH. This is my 4th Maserati and I have been quite sceptical to the new Ghibli/Quattroporte and Levante, but decided the Levante is a good winter car and hopefully more interesting and engaging than the "usual" X5, Cayenne, RR etc. A few first impressions....: It drives very well indeed. Good on snow and on twisty mountain roads with very nice handling and balance (for an SUV). Very stable at high speeds (at least up to 240 km/h on winter tyres) and very comfortable on long distances (I did 1,500 kms from CH through Germany to Poland in one go). I find the interior quality better than expected with nice fit and finish (full leather is an absolute must). The infotainment works well (yes, I know its an FCA product, but since I don't have any other FCA products, I don't mind...). The interior may not have the same sense of occasion as the Maserati's of old, but better than expected. The engine is strong Image Unavailable, Please Login and it's nice to work it with the paddles. It suits the car and I don't find that it lacks power (at least yet....). I'm getting around to the design - it is not a beautiful design, but nevertheless quite appealing. I'm being polite as my other two Maserati's are both Pininfarina master pieces (which I will keep....) There are a few niggles, most of them have been shared - especially the gear lever where I need to look down on it or the screen to make sure I'm in the right gear. Frustrating for in-city driving, but I'll probably get used to it. The fuel consumption is on par with my old Q'porte & Grancabrio, so not a strong point..... In terms of spec, mine if quite fully specced (got a very good deal on a MY2017). Must haves for me was the 21 inch wheels, full leader, pano roof as well as the sport pack in black. I have the standard sound system which is very good, so no need to pay extra.