Maserati Levante Priced From $72,000, US Sales Start Next Month

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The first SUV that wears the historic trident will make its North American debut in New York next week, and it will go on sale across the States from April.

With a base price of $72,000, the Levante comes standard with air suspension, but Maserati's Skyhook adaptive dampers, which improve its on-road handling and off-road performance, is optional. The range-topper Levante S starts from $83,000 excluding destination.

Available at no extra cost are the power tailgate with obstacle detection, hill descent control, keyless entry and start, 8-speaker audio system, HomeLink garage door opener, electro-chromatic mirrors and a Touch Control infotainment system, with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and rotary control knob.

Paying extra will give prospective buyers the Luxury, Sport or Zegna Luxury package (available only with the latter), which adds bespoke silk and premium Italian leather from luxury clothing company Ermenegildo Zegna, in three color combos with contrast stitching in black, tan or red.

All versions of the 2017 Maserati Levante are offered with a single engine, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, available in two states of tune, 345 HP in the base version and 424 HP in the S. Power is sent to the Q4 AWD system through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. For improved fuel economy, a start/stop system is standard.