GENEVA — The 2017 Maserati Levante, the brand's first SUV, will start at approximately $72,000 when it arrives at Maserati dealerships in the U.S. later this year, the automaker announced at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.
Maserati North America spokeswoman Prue Hyman told Edmunds that the destination charge on the Levante is not available at this point.
The Levante will be available with a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers either 345 horsepower or 424 hp in the U.S. All engines are combined with the "Q4" intelligent all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The base 345-hp Levante accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 156 mph. The Levante S with the 424-hp engine accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 164 mph.
The diesel version of the Levante is not available in the U.S., Hyman said.
U.S. buyers can outfit the Levante with two optional packages. They are a Luxury package and a Sport package.
"They include a variety of distinctive stylistic and technical contents and enable customers to extensively personalize the exterior and interior of the Levante," Maserati said.
Optional driver-assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic brake assist and lane-departure warning.
Additional options include a roof carrier and trailer options.
Edmunds says: Maserati aims for the sweet spot when it comes to pricing the new Levante.