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  1. CETH

    CETH Karting

    Nov 3, 2015
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    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

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    nice review. enjoy car. congrats
     
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  3. raider1968

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    Interior pics
     
  4. CETH

    CETH Karting

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  5. redcaruser

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  6. NEP

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    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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  7. NEP

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    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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  8. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Switzerland , first 11 Months 2017
    Ghibli 251
    GranCabrio 31
    Granturismo 18
    GT MC Stradale 1
    Levante 489
    Quattroporte 56
     
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  9. bay

    bay Formula Junior

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  10. NEP

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    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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  11. Foncool

    Foncool Karting

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

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

    Foncool Karting

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

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    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.
     
  15. NEP

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    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
     
  16. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Switzerland , 2017

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

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    2018 USA Maserati Levante sales:-

    Jan - 279: - 26,39% over January 2017's 379 units sold.
     
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  18. bay

    bay Formula Junior

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    Switzerland , 2018

    Ghibli 21
    GranCabrio 1
    Granturismo 2
    Levante 38 ( 58 01/2017 )
    Quattroporte 4
     
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  19. NEP

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    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
    Dec - 326
    Total: 5688
     
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  21. NEP

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    2018 Europe Maserati Levante sales:-

    January - 386
     
  22. NEP

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    2018 USA Maserati Levante sales:-

    January - 279
    February - 458
     
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  23. bay

    bay Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Ghibli 36
    GranCabrio 1
    Granturismo 5
    Levante 75 ( 112 01-02/2017 )
    Quattroporte 4
     
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  24. redcaruser

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    Great video from JWW!

    It seems the car world is slowly realizing how exceptionally stylish the current Maserati vehicles are.

     
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  25. poljav

    poljav Formula Junior
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    I'm going to add - not sure if this has been covered or not. I bought the wife the Levante in June 2017. It is a piece of sh%t, has been in the service shop on and off since late August 2017. Myriad of issues from electric to software, lots of gremlins on the unit we happen to get. Main issue is the car pops from either Drive or Reverse into Neutral while driving for no apparent reason, you can image the danger - NHTSA has an active recall for the this issue with the Ghibli and "some" Levante - so if you own one please check. We first experience the issue back in Sep 2017 and still dealing with until now. So many issues on how this is being handled by Maserati USA and our local dealership.

    Dealership service manager did not even know about the recall until I showed him the NHTSA notice in October when it happened the second time. When it happened in Sep, wife was told "maybe" that the shifter was accidentally hit - and they have not heard of the issue happening before - the NHTSA bulletin was first published back in Oct 2016. In Oct they tell us they've "downloaded" the info from the car and will send to Maserati for more info. Weeks go by no word, and I do all of the follow-ups. November it happens again, we take it in, the service tech was able to experience it when he drove, spoke to the Manager, so now its recorded in the service history - we leave the car as they wait for Maserati's advice. Weeks go by, am told, per Maserati - software is in the works and will be available before year-end and drive the car in Sport to bypass the issue? January 2018 comes and me following up, no follow-up call from service at all - software will now be available mid-Feb - comes and goes - I finally called Maserati USA to get an explanation - get "should be by end of Feb" - up until today no time-table on when "fix" will be available - frustrating part is, If I do not follow-up nothing from either Maserati or Dealership. It is now March 22 - guess what - car is back in the shop because battery keeps gong dead, this is another ongoing issue while wait for the "neutral fix" - so much so that we've used up our allocated "free battery jump" for the year from our insurance roadside service - what does the service manager tell us - we have no Idea - oh, first couple of times it happened - car was parked in an inclined - manager said back then its a software issue and an upload should fix it - this was back in January - I'm in talks with my attorney of filing a case. Dealership is Walnut Creek California - I'm also going to post this the Northern CA section.
     

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