Maserati has announced the Levante will be priced from $72,000 when the model goes on sale in the United States this summer.

Set to be shown at the New York Auto Show, the Levante costs $13,700 more than the Porsche Cayenne but comes nicely equipped with leather upholstery, a dual-zone climate control system, and an infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display.  Drivers will also find a power adjustable steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, and an 8-speaker audio system.  Other highlights include rain-sensing wipers, a power liftgate, and rear privacy glass.

An assortment of options will be available including a panoramic glass sunroof, a Luxury package, and a Zegna Edition package which adds premium leather and silk upholstery.

The entry-level Levante is powered by a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 345 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. It enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 156 mph.

Moving up to the $83,000 Levante S rewards buyers with an upgraded biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 424 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque.  Thanks to the extra power, the model runs from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds and tops out at 164 mph.

Both engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which is paired to a standard all-wheel-drive system.

While deliveries aren't slated until this summer, Maserati will begin accepting orders next month.

Note: Pricing excludes destination and handling fees

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