Alongside the world premiere of the V8 Levante GTS and the European debut of the Levante Trofeo, Maserati also revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed the MY19 ranges of its Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models featuring an array of subtle upgrades and additional content.
Both Maserati saloons as well as the Levante SUV have adopted a redesigned gearshift lever featuring a more intuitive shift pattern, shorter travel and improved operation. The driver now has the option to use it in automatic or manual mode simply by shifting the lever from right to left, while a new ‘P’ button effortlessly sets the transmission in parking mode. With the new gearshift lever, the driving modes cluster on the center console of all three models is even more user-friendly.
Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte share the same MTC+ infotainment system, which is based on a high resolution 8.4” multi-touch screen and a double rotary knob on the center console. The human-machine interface has been further improved for MY19 with updated display graphics and improved climate system ergonomics. The air flow distribution control, which is fully separated for driver and front passenger, has been revised and is now more customizable.
In the sumptuous interiors of all three models, Maserati introduces, for the first time the full-grain Pieno Fiore leather, which is like no other material in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and for its unique character. Pieno Fiore is standard in the new Levante Trofeo and available as an option in all Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte versions in three colours with specific stitching on the seats and double stitching on the door panels. Alongside the Pieno Fiore leather option, Maserati offers two brand new high-gloss interior veneers for the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans and three new veneers for the Levante.
Each Maserati model boasts a dedicated colour range, which is continuously refreshed. For MY19 there is a choice of ten body colours for the Quattroporte and eleven for each of the Ghibli and Levante models. Two new tri-coat colours are now available, born to enhance the design of each: the iconic Rosso Potente and the deep dark Blu Nobile. The Maserati Design Centre has also created a specific grille and side skirts exclusively for the Quattroporte GTS GranSport version.
In the wide collection of alloy wheels designed specifically for every single Maserati model, there are five brand new designs in the MY19 catalogue in 20 and 21-inch sizes, two for each of the Levante and Quattroporte models and one for the Ghibli. In addition, Maserati has designed the 22-inch Orione forged aluminium wheel – the largest ever fitted in a Maserati – exclusively for the new top-of-the-line Levante GTS and Trofeo.
MY19 Levante enhancements introduced by new V8 versions
The major breakthrough in the MY19 Levante range is the launch of the new 550hp GTS, which alongside the previously introduced 590hp Trofeo brings the Maserati of SUVs to the very top of its class in terms of performance, driving dynamics and exclusivity. Alongside the V8 campaign, the entire Levante range has inherited new contents for MY19, which underline its “Gran Turismo” character.
The MY19 Levante GranSport trim has adopted the styling theme introduced in the new V8 versions. Focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, the elegant restyling provides sportier, more dynamic looks in comparison to the baseline and GranLusso trims. In addition, Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights are available as an option for the first time in the Levante range.
The new GTS and Trofeo versions have also introduced to the Levante range the Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), which was previously available only on the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. Rather than simply correcting vehicle instability, the IVC system helps prevent it, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more exciting performance.
If you are at Goodwood this weekend, call in at Maserati and tell them Enzari sent you!…