MASERATI GB has officially unveiled the Levante SUV to a star-studded crowd at the renowned Royal Horticultural Halls in London.
The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon alongside Giulio Pastore, Maserati Europe’s general manager, and was attended by a host of celebrities and VIPs, including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alex James, Olivia Grant and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
The Levante is the brand’s first luxury SUV, encompassing the design, performance and exclusivity central to all Maserati vehicles since the Italian marque’s inception in 1914.
Celebrations began with the unveiling of the Levante, followed by an after party with music from celebrity DJ duo, Amber Le Bon and Becky Tong. Talented reportage artist Anna-Louise Felstead also painted a real-time canvas depicting the Maserati Levante with a London skyline backdrop.
Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio, the Maserati range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market.
Pastore said: ‘The launch of Levante marks a truly significant moment for Maserati in the UK. With strong demand for luxury SUVs, we are now able to appeal to an even wider audience.
‘The best thing about Levante is that it’s a true and pure Maserati that has perfect on-road and off-road capabilities, offering owners the ultimate in terms of elegance, practicality and comfort of a luxury SUV yet retaining the marque’s performance DNA.’
Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class and is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine.
In the UK, the Levante diesel will be priced from £54,335 and can be upgraded to include either a Luxury or Sport pack at £60,285. The Italian SUV can also be equipped with the Luxury Pack Zegna Edition at £61,185, featuring bespoke Zegna Mulberry Silk.
The SUV will go on sale in the UK in June 2016, with first customer deliveries expected in the autumn.
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