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2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo / GTS First Drive Review | Yes, you want the Ferrari V8

Quickly escalating the Trident's performance

Quickly escalating the Trident's performance.

Pony cars, trucks and Italian SUVs | Autoblog Podcast #552

We also discuss the state of Lexus

We also discuss the state of Lexus.

First Drive
2019 Maserati Levante GTS First (Wet) Drive Review | A brief taste of a Ferrari-flavored SUV

What happens when engineers decide to have a little fun

What happens when engineers decide to have a little fun.

2019 Maserati Levante GTS has a 550-hp Ferrari-derived V8

It joins the Trofeo as range-topping Levante SUVs.

It joins the Trofeo as range-topping Levante SUVs.

0-to-62 in 2 seconds: Maserati Alfieri electrics will take on Tesla with Ferrari's help

Ferrari will supply all future powertrains; a new SUV is coming, too

Ferrari will supply all future powertrains, electrified and conventional.

New York
Maserati Levante Trofeo gets a twin-turbo V8 transplant from Ferrari

It'll do 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 187 mph

With 590 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine powering the all-wheel-drive Levante Trofeo boasts the greatest power-per-liter of any engine ever installed in a Maserati. Not surprisingly, the engine and its 156-hp-per-liter output are the product of the men from Maranello. The Ferrari-based V8 pushes the Levante Trofeo to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 187 mph.

Spy Shots
V8-powered Maserati Levante spied nearly naked

We've known for a while this was coming.

It's likely the 3.8-liter twin-turbo Ferrari-assembled engine.

Maserati ditches hydraulic steering to add semi-autonomous driver aids

Apparently the feel of hydraulic steering isn't that important now

The change applies to Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante.

From Maseratis to rental cars | Autoblog Podcast #511

We discuss Maserati's foray into crossovers, why bad cars can make good rentals, and the new and used cars you should buy.

Quick Spin
Musing on Maserati's SUV chops | 2017 Levante S Quick Spin

Life with the Italian Labrador hauler.

Prancing Horse power, Maserati style.

Google reveals the most-searched automakers of 2016

These were the most popular automakers and models on Google search in 2016. Some of these results make sense, and some are rather surprising.

First Drive
2017 Maserati Levante First Drive

What took you so long?

We take Maserati's first crossover off-road so you don't have to.

Maserati Levante could get a V8 to battle the Cayenne Turbo

Even better news: A prototype already exists.

A prototype exists, but will they put it into production?

Maserati Levante starts at $72,000, Levante S for $83,000

The 2017 Maserati Levante will start at $72,000 when it goes on sale in the US later this year, and the Levante S will be $83,000. The new crossover will be on display at the New York Auto Show.

Maserati Levante will borrow Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid's PHEV powertrain

A version of the Maserati Levante next year will use the PHEV powertrain from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The model will offer a greener alternative to the luxury crossover's twin-turbocharged V6 engines.

Maserati likely delays Alfieri, new GranTurismo coming first

Maserati plans to launch the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio after the Levante. But what about the Alfieri?

Maserati Levante is Italy's answer to the Porsche Cayenne

Maserati will offer the new Levante - its debut crossover - with three engines, ranging up to 430 horsepower and debuting at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

2017 Maserati Levante wraps Italian style around an SUV

Maserati is building an SUV. It's called the Levante, and here's the first look.

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