Maserati’s Main Geneva Debut Is The Levante Trofeo Launch Edition

There will be no actual new models at Maserati’s Geneva Motor Show stand this year. Instead, the automaker’s headline act will be the Levante Trofeo V8 Launch Edition.

Available as a limited edition of 100 units, the Launch Edition marks the debut of the range-topping Levante Trofeo. The vehicle that will go on display in Geneva features a Blu Emozione Matte color, although customers will be able to get it in Giallo Modenese and Rosso Magma paints as well.

The exterior stands out thanks to exclusive carbon fiber inserts on the bumpers and side skirts, as well as the specially designed bonnet. The Levante Trofeo Launch Edition rides on 22-inch Orione rims available in a matte or glossy black finish. The brake calipers can be had in silver, blue, yellow or red.

Inside, the Levante Trofeo Launch Edition offers sports seats upholstered in premium full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather, with contrasting stitching and a “Trofeo” logo embroidered on the headrest matching the exterior color.

Performance-wise, the Levante Trofeo features a Ferrari-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that makes 590 PS (582 hp) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque. Hooked to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, the engine enables the performance SUV to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of almost 300 km/h (186 mph).

Aside from the Levante Trofeo Launch Edition, Maserati’s Geneva stand will also include a Levante S Q4 GranSport and Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso, featuring interiors in “Pelletessuta,” a special woven Nappa leather made by Ermenegildo Zegna exclusively for Maserati. A Maserati GranTurismo MC will also be on display, with a Grigio Lava Matte exterior and a carbon fiber interior.

Finally, the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer will also unveil “an exciting one-off model” commissioned by one of its customers.

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Photo credits: Maserati | S. Baldauf/Guido ten Brink for Carscoops

  • Mikestroh

    Love the Levante…..it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t sell in large numbers. the Refreshed I/P is much improved.

  • StrangerGP

    I don’t like Levante, I’ve seen a few and it just doesn’t work for me. Stelvio is much much better looking.

    • Gustavo Adriano

      Agreed, Stelvio is a lot more balanced.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      They look the same to me: in fact they are almost exactly the same except Stelvio is 75% scale of the Levante. Huge mistake for FCA.

    • Bo Hanan

      Odd that FCA didn’t think the ALFA would steal sales from the Maser SVU. One of them should go further up market.

      • europeon

        Nobody is cross-shopping Stelvio with Levante. What have you been smoking?
        Stelvio is a 36k base car, Levante is 80k base car. Even in the QV guise, Stelvio is still just a 36k base car, granted, with a super-powerful engine, and still cheaper than the base Levante.

  • Gustavo Adriano

    Levante is a weird SUV, imho it’s the worse, stylish speaking, SUV in the current market. The concept was a lot better and I still don’t understand why Maserati made this way. I hope that the next generation could improve this (it’s rear is also a mess).

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I agree with you. I think they figured their main target was the Porsche Cayenne, which used to be the ugliest SUV at time of launch and still is. People buy it because of name, and I suppose Maserati has name as well. But Maserati was also known for sensual designs and this missed the boat. If the rear top was lifted so it did not look so squished it would have been a runaway success. they could have then launched a hunched version to rival X6 and Cayenne.

      Until Maserati presents a LARGE SUV the size (and shape) of a Range Rover it will struggle in this segment. There is even room for something the size of an Escalade, but I doubt they’d for there.

      • Gustavo Adriano

        I agree in part, because a think the current Porsche Cayenne is a big improve from it’s predecessores, nonetheless Maserati still has name in the market, but FCA has been detroying it, remember the inumerous prblemas that the Quatroportte had? Ghibli too. What Maserati needs is to update Levante’s bad design choice (maybe an X6 rival, like you said, would be nicer). I don’t think that a big SUV would be the answer to better profit though. I also think that Maserati needs urgently a new Coupè, or even, a Sedan to rival BMW 3 series.

      • europeon

        The Levante IS Range Rover size. It’s bigger, longer, wider and with a longer wheelbase than the Cayenne, X5 and GLE crowd.

        • Elpatore

          Yet it is TINY inside, the interior feels very cramped and claustrophobic, and feels very cheap for its price, I have driven it several times and yes the engine and leather are very nice, BUT it really is an inferior vehicle when compared against the Cayenne, X6, GLE, Range Rover…

          • europeon

            Rear seats are on the same level with the X6/GLE Coupe, front ones are full Range Rover territory.
            As for it being an “inferior vehicle” that’s only your subjective opinion.

          • Merc1

            How the hell is it a RR/GLS/X7 competitor if the rear sears are on the same levle with the cramped X6/GLE Coupe?

            You don’t know what you’re talking about.

            M

          • europeon

            You have comprehension issues.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          It is, as you’ve rightfully pointed out many times. The problem is that it doesn’t look the part. People nowadays are narcissistic: we live in a show off world now more than ever.
          There are 2 sizes of SUVs Maserati should be crushing, X5 size and X7 size. When you see the X7 and GLS you immediately know they are competitors. The Levante isn’t very obvious what it is competing against. Hence all the opinions and confusions thus far.

        • Merc1

          No it is not. The Levante is in the same class as the X5 and GLE. It does not compete with the Range Rover or the GLS or X7. It isn’t even the same size as the bigger Germans utes. YOU ARE JUST LOST.

          M

          • europeon

            Stupidity is strong with some people.
            Levante is even longer than the full size Range Rover, and nearly 20cm longer than the X6 and GLE, yet I’m the lost one?

  • Marwan Abdul Hak

    Nice from the front bit boring from behind. I love the brand but after the older QP and delay of grand turismo replacement the company is loosing their charm

  • MPAMPIS

    omg i want this Levante Trofeo …….

    • well they’ll be happy to sell it to you… after all they most be people who like them.

  • Merc1

    Stunning paint and leather work, and great styling…………Chrysler parts, poor quality and reliability, tech lacking vs the Germans. That is Maserati. The Ghibli needs a V8 and the Quattroporte needs a V12. Still though this Levante Trofeo is smoking hot.

    M

    • europeon

      There are no Chrysler parts. Stop spreading this idiotic rumor. PLEASE!

      • Merc1

        Wow you’re clueless. All the switchgear in ALL these new Masers are right out of other Chrysler products. Are you really that blind? The infotainment is PURE CHRYSLER. All the controls are.

        M

        • europeon

          You see, the clueless one is you. You are just regurgitating some bs you’ve heard from idiost like dumb demuro and alike. It’s sad that you keep peddling the same misinformation and thinking you are actually right.

          First of all, “all the switchgear” refers only the four window control switches which *resemble* the ones used in some Chrysler products but the reality is different. They come from the DaimlerChrysler era, and they were originally build and designed for Mercedes cars, and they were used in six figure ones like ML63AMG and GL63AMG. That version is used by Chrysler cars.
          Anyway, while retaining the same basic shape, Maserati switches are made entirely from a different material (soft touch plastic), they have metal inserts and they are LED illuminated.

          The infotainment, while it was just a recolored version of the UConnect (which is one of the best, if not the best, infotainment systems on the market today) up to 2016, has been drastically redesigned and now it has a bespoke interface. Just like Rolls Royce has iDrive underneath and Lamborghini has Audi’s MMI.

          Maybe you’ve learned something from my post and you’ll stop with this bs.

          • ksegg

            So you’re saying instead of using direct Chrysler parts (which they did), they took tech/materials from AMG…….and made it worse (which is even worse than just using straight Chrysler parts).

          • europeon

            No. The Chrysler parts are the Mercedes ones – they’re identical and they’ve been co-developed in the DaimlerChrysler era.
            The Maserati parts have been redesigned and improved.

          • Merc1

            Which are over 20 years old, now we know knew this Masers were outdated, but who knew it was by that much. Thanks.

            M

          • europeon

            You must have had very patient teachers. It’s amazing they managed to teach a person with serious comprehension issues like yourself, how to type on a keyboard.

          • Merc1

            I’ll take it that you have nothing factual since you’re making it all personal at this point.

            These are really nice cars, but there is far too much Chrysler in in their DNA. Every single media outlet that has driven these cars says the same thing. They ALL aren’t wrong, it’s just you. This is why they’re flopping around on the market and Maserati is in financial trouble. They don’t fool anyone no matter how leather and carbon fiber you smear over it’s humble roots.

            You can see warmed over Chrysler parts the minute you open the door. Deal with it.

            M

          • Andrewthecarguy

            Hahahahaha
            Brutal!

          • Andrewthecarguy

            europeon, you are wrong here. Even if what you describe is 100% accurate, FCA failed to distinguish the parts they put in a supposed ultra premium luxury brand. That communicates to the buyer that perhaps the rest of the car is just hype.

          • europeon

            It is 100% accurate and I don’t understand what’s with the need of distinguishing such small stuff to a degree they’re totally different for a luxury brand. And, so you know, the switches are a few orders of magnitude better than the old switches that were lifted out of Fiats and Alfa Romeos, and they also had the habit of literally melting after a few years of use.
            It was the same story wit Ferrari, yet nobody even mentioned this – which reminds me again of the “panel gap” thing, something nobody noticed on Ferraris or Alfas.

          • Merc1

            ” I don’t understand what’s with the need of distinguishing such small stuff to a degree they’re totally different for a luxury brand.”

            Of course you don’t because your brand of choice uses warmed over Chrysler parts everywhere. You’re literally too stupid to grasp that luxury brands shouldn’t be using parts from a 25K family car. The “switches” aren’t better, that is the problem. NO ONE is fooled by any of this. Then on top of it none of these Masers are tops in the classes in performance or anything so it’s a dual issue. Ferrari doesn’t need any apologies, their cars (performance) speak for themselves and it’s a sports car. Luxury car interiors are supposed to be special, not warmed over Chrysler 300 “nice” with better leather and added carbon fiber.

            M

          • Merc1

            Bingo!

            M

          • Merc1

            Oh please man take your dumb half-baked responses somewhere else. These vehicles have Chrysler parts throughout and everyone seems to realize it but you. No I’ve actually been in and driven them. To say that they’re from Mercedes cars is even worse since all that hardware was from over 20 years.

            M

          • Andrewthecarguy

            europeon is delusional. I refuse to respond anymore to comments from someone who simply refuses to accept the truth. I too have driven these cars and they drive awesome (that exhaust note!!!) but they are simply missing the refinement in look and feel you get from some of the German competitors.

          • europeon

            You’re the delusional one. I presented you with facts that you refuse to acknowledge, but, as I said before, this is the post-truth era – people rather believe what makes them feel good than believe the cold hard facts.

          • europeon

            Comprehension issues again.

          • Merc1

            Yeah I agree, you don’t seem to understand much.

            M

  • europeon

    You know Ghibli is literally a SWB QP, right? They’re identical except the rear legroom.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yet is has the room of a 3 series for 5 series money.
      The problem is the same all around: the cars don’t appear to be worth the asking price, so buyers struggle to pony up the cash.

      • europeon

        Buyers struggle to pony up the cash? What?
        I don’t remember Maserati having squads of thugs holding people at gun point to buy their cars. All I can see is idiot-posers that start whining second they got their cars out of the showroom floor and kids on the Internet taking those whines as gospel.
        And if we are to be fair, except the rear legroom, the Ghibli has the room of a 7 series.

  • exeptor

    I don’t know abut you but the whole Maserati lineup is just a bland and doesn’t stand out from the rest … even a bit. Actually all their cars are overshadowed by the competitors in the most Maserati-ish area – design and style. I still remember how awesome the previous Quattroporte was and how distinct as well. Not mentioning the GT which was turned from a symbol of the great Italian design (one of the greatest looking modern car) to a joke (we all heard the “just another Maserati GT” or “the “new” Maserati GT”).

  • BengoshiNY

    I don’t know I really like my Levante Q4 in Verde Ossido color, one of the first off the lot here in the US. The back view is not that exciting, but the front is pretty growling when it pulls into your rear view mirror. They are big, my wife thinks too big, but the car is a great car for my weekly 200 mile to the weekend place, a little like a private jet. Stick shift is junk though and infotainment sub par, but Apple Car Play makes it usable. I like it a lot more than my Cayenne Diesel which was boring boring boring.

    • europeon

      You’re on the wrong comment section. People here accept only bashing and ill-informed comments in the canon of dumb demuro.

      • BengoshiNY

        LOL I see that. Meanwhile, as much as I like the Levante, I probably won’t get another when my lease ends in September. It’s actually a well priced car for me, for what it delivers — such as passing power on the right going through freaking Connecticut on I-95 — but I’ll probably try the alfa or something else instead.

  • MRPRCAT

    Next time, on “Cars of Our Lives”…

    Concerned woman, “Tell me the truth doctor, is Maserati going to make it?”
    Doctor: “We’re hopeful, but a coma can last a long time, or end suddenly. Don’t lose hope, anything is possible.”

  • SteersUright

    Ok, lets review this SUV. An interior on par with Hyundai of 7 years ago. Build quality on par with Chrysler. Fabulous engines (+1). And regrettable overall design, though admittedly, they cleaned up the front quite nicely. And all these great features wrapped up with a super inflated price tag. Ok, who wants to place their deposits?
    The sad thing is, there was SO much latent brand equity in just the name alone. FCA just royally fudged up a great opportunity, quite frankly. I’d hate to see Maserati go, I hope they can fix it. But, if resources are too tight, I’d rather they go towards Alfa honestly.

    • europeon

      I can’t stop getting triggered by this kind of ill informed posts.
      Hyundais of 7 years ago (heck, even of today) had real wood, carbon fiber, fine natural leather, quilted and weaved, high end silk, real aluminium on everything that looks metal, and so ok?
      Build quality on par with Chrysler? Please explain what exactly do you mean by build quality and give us some examples of this “build quality” which I assume it’s bad in your opinion. At least one example please, you can surely find one, right?
      Who wants to place their deposits? Well, around 40-50k people did every year since they introduced the Levante in 2017.

  • europeon

    Actually, I do.

    First of all, that “reliability” study is a malicious POS has been debunked many times – they’re giving stonechips and expensive brake replacement as reliability issues, and also talk about very old F1 clutches on 2003 Quattroportes. At least, if you want to link stuff from the Internet, do the minimum effort to read the articles you link.

    Second, sales numbers have been increasing each year, 2018 was the best year they had so far, selling almost 60k units worldwide, more than the 45k they sold in 2017. Again, you linked a misleading article with bad information.

    Third, you haven’t answered my questions: which Hyundai of 10 years ago (or even today) has an equal interior with the Levante and, most important, give me an example of bad build quality. ONE. SINGLE. EXAMPLE. Please.

  • This might be the lesat attractive interior in 2019. The Quattroporte isn’t really better. I only like the front of the Levante. Gob this brand is dead for now. The Only good looking Maseratti was designed 20 years ago.

  • europeon

    I will “fade away” because you stupid replies. I asked you to give me some examples of that build quality that *you* noticed, yet you regurgitate stupid articles and give me irrelevant examples of… irrelevant things.
    If you are really that lazy to let others think for you, I will link you some articles about how not eating or not breathing at all is good for you. Maybe I’ll do the world a favor.

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