Italian tastemakers Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna team up once again for a history-making debut.
Maserati, that century-old, luxury Italian automaker, has released its first SUV to complete its automotive repertoire. Debuting in the US at the New York Automotive Show in March (just after the Philadelphia Auto Show), the new performance SUV is called Levante, named after a warm Mediterranean wind that can turn from a gentle breeze to a potent gust in an instant. In response to a growing number of SUV buyers, the demand for this Maserati is unprecedented, according to Joe Innaurato at F.C. Kerbeck.
“All indications are that the Levante will be the best selling model in the history of Maserati,” he predicts, adding that the Philly market should prove to be no exception. The Levante has a Ferrari-manufactured engine, a three-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbo that can generate speeds over 165 miles per hour.
In a true display of Italian allegiance, Maserati teamed up with luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna once again (the brands have collaborated on other models in the past) to accent the Levante’s interior with silk inserts. The material, produced in a wool mill in Trivero, Italy, adorns seats, door panels, roof lining, and sunshades. Put down the panoramic sunroof and channel those Mediterranean vibes by zipping along Kelly Drive. Think of it as la dolce vita, Philly style.