Maserati Levante

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  1. CETH

    CETH Karting

    Nov 3, 2015
    160
    Poland/France
    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.
     
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  2. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 Veteran
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    Nov 1, 2003
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    nice review. enjoy car. congrats
     
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  3. raider1968

    raider1968 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Mar 13, 2008
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    Interior pics
     
  4. CETH

    CETH Karting

    Nov 3, 2015
    160
    Poland/France
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  5. redcaruser

    redcaruser Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 8, 2012
    2,014
    switzerland
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    daniel
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  6. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
    On Earth
    Full Name:
    Nigel
    2017 Europe Maserati Levante sales:-

    January - 693
    February - 475
    March - 870
    April - 429
    May - 545
    June - 484
    July - 436
    Aug - 262
    Sep - 380
    Oct - 420
    Total - 4949
     
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  8. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
    On Earth
    Full Name:
    Nigel
    2017 USA Maserati Levante sales:-

    Jan - 379
    Feb - 305
    Mar - 567
    Apr - 473
    May - 451
    Jun - 400
    Jul - 446
    Aug - 446
    Sep - 475
    Oct - 493
    Nov - 483
    Total - 4918
     
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  9. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
    645
    Belgium
    Full Name:
    Bernard
    For information :
    Switzerland , first 11 Months 2017
    Ghibli 251
    GranCabrio 31
    Granturismo 18
    GT MC Stradale 1
    Levante 489
    Quattroporte 56
     
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  10. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
    645
    Belgium
    Full Name:
    Bernard
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  11. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
    On Earth
    Full Name:
    Nigel
    2017 USA Maserati Levante sales:-

    Jan - 379
    Feb - 305
    Mar - 567
    Apr - 473
    May - 451
    Jun - 400
    Jul - 446
    Aug - 446
    Sep - 475
    Oct - 493
    Nov - 483
    Dec - 565
    Total: 5483
     
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  12. Foncool

    Foncool Karting

    Oct 27, 2011
    181
    Total US sales? World Wide?
     
  13. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
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    Nigel

    Total 2017 USA sales for SUV / Crossover - 739 398
    Total 2017 Worldwide Levante sales - Out by mid February 2018
     
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  15. Foncool

    Foncool Karting

    Oct 27, 2011
    181
    Thanks, was looking for total Maserati Sales in US and Worldwide.
     
  16. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
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    Nigel

    US Maserati Sales on the rise:-

    2010 - 1897
    2011 - 2321
    2012 - 2765
    2013 - 4768
    2014 - 12 942
    2015 - 11 697
    2016 - 12 534
    2017 - 13 711

    Worldwide Maserati sales data out by mid-February.
     
  17. NEP

    NEP Formula 3

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,829
    On Earth
    Full Name:
    Nigel
    2017 Europe Maserati Levante sales:-

    January - 693
    February - 475
    March - 870
    April - 429
    May - 545
    June - 484
    July - 436
    Aug - 262
    Sep - 380
    Oct - 420
    Nov - 413
    Total: 5362
     
  18. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
    645
    Belgium
    Full Name:
    Bernard
    For information :
    Switzerland , 2017

    Ghibli 270
    GranCabrio 31
    Granturismo 19
    GT MC Stradale 1
    Levante 534
    Quattroporte 62
     
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