Following a preview last month, Maserati has officially unveiled the Levante crossover.

Billed as the "Maserati of SUVs," the Levante has an aggressive front fascia with a prominent grille that is flanked by slender Bi-Xenon headlights and round fog lights.  The model also has a rakish windscreen, front fender vents, and muscular rear haunches.  Other notable highlights include a sloping roof, “Saetta” badges on the C-pillar, and an assortment of wheels ranging in sizes from 18- to 21-inches.

The interior comes nicely equipped with leather seats, aluminum trim, and chrome accents.  The model also has an analogue clock, a dual-zone climate control system, and an eight-speaker audio system.  Other niceties include a six-way power driver's seat and an infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display.

An assortment of options will be available including heated / ventilated front seats, a power passenger seat, and an Alcantara headliner.  Customers can also order a leather-wrapped dashboard, a sport steering wheel, and a panoramic glass sunroof.

Speaking of options, Maserati will offer an assortment of different packages.  The Luxury package includes wood trim and a Harman Kardon audio system, while the Zegna Edition package adds premium leather and silk upholstery.

The entry-level Levante is powered by a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 350 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. It enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in 6.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155 mph.

Buyers looking for something more powerful can order the Levante S which has a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 430 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque.  Thanks to the extra oomph, the dash from 0-62 mph takes 5.2 seconds and the top speed increases to 164 mph.

At the other end of the spectrum, there's a Levante diesel with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 275 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.  It allows the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds before topping out at 143 mph.  

All the aforementioned engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which is paired to a standard all-wheel drive system with a torque vectoring function and a limited slip rear differential.

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