The latest editions to the Levante portfolio will be priced from $265,000 plus on-roads for the GTS and $330,000 plus on-roads for the Trofeo.
Both variants will be powered by the re-engineered 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which develops 405kW/730Nm in the GTS and 441kW/730Nm in the Trofeo.
An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission sends drive to the same Q4 all-wheel drive system used in the rest of the Levante range.
The Levante GTS can complete the 0 to 100km/h dash in 4.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 292km/h. The Trofeo takes 3.9 seconds to hit triple figures from a standstill and the top speed is slightly higher at 304km/h.
To accommodate the high power output from the engine, the chassis of both models has been tuned to suit. The Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system will also be included for better driving dynamics and road handling.
For the Levante GTS, a restyled and lower front fascia and rear bumper lean toward a sportier presence with side air intakes in the lower front fascia hinting at a more aggressive tone. Also featured is a chromed front grille with double vertical bars and chromed perimeter, lower honeycomb mesh fascia, body-coloured door handles and rear spoiler and performance, painted red brake calipers.
Full matrix LED headlights will be available as an option on the GTS with bi-xenon headlamps fitted as standard.
Inside, the GTS gets full premium leather upholstery available in black red, tan and beige, sculpted and heated sport seats with ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped gearshift lever, sport pedals, redesigned instrument cluster graphics and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
Digital radio, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in the infotainment system.
Full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather is also available as an option in three colours (black, tan, red) with specific stitching on the seats and new, double stitching on the door panels.
For the new Trofeo, a new Corsa driving mode with launch control has been added to the drive mode selector. Selecting the Corsa mode improves engine response, opens exhaust valves in acceleration, provides faster gear shifting, lowers the air suspension level and adjusts the Skyhook damper settings.
Exterior changes that differentiate the Levante Trofeo from the rest of the range include a new front fascia, side air intakes, Saetta Trofeo logos on the c-pillars, full matrix LED headlights, carbon fibre side bezel blades and a carbon fibre splitter. There’s also the option of polished and matte finishes for the 22-inch wheels.
Down the back, there’s a new rear bumper, a body-coloured lower extractor and oval quad exhaust tips.
On the inside, emotional design elements are everywhere, premium Pieno Fiore leather trim with contrast stitching, Trofeo logo embroidered headrests, matte carbon fibre trim, bespoke instrument cluster graphics, Maserati clock and floor mats with metal Trofeo badges are all included.
To kick it up a notch, a 1,280-watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system is also standard.
Maserati Australia has confirmed only 60 examples of the Levante GTS and Trofeo are headed to Oz with orders already being taken. Deliveries are expected to commence early next year.
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