ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati North America today announced its January 2017 sales results, solidifying the luxury Italian automaker as the number one premium brand for year-over-year sales in the United States with an increase of 69.3 percent for January, compared with the same month in 2016. Maserati sold 889 units last month in the United States, up from 525 units in January of 2016.
The January sales record for Maserati was due in part to the release of the brand's first-ever SUV, the highly-anticipated Levante, as well as the delivery of updated Quattroporte and Ghibli models.
Maserati North America's strong start to the new year will continue with a presence at both the upcoming Chicago Auto Show and Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Maserati's Levante SUV will be on public display at both events.
The Levante represents a new chapter in Maserati's iconic history. With more than one hundred years of automotive excellence behind it, Maserati has introduced its first SUV to represent the house of the Trident's core values with a sport utility vehicle that is truly the 'opposite of ordinary.' The Levante is unique blend of design, exclusivity and performance – a genuine Maserati first and foremost. Expected to shift one's perception and ignite the senses, the Levante is 100 percent Maserati and 100 percent SUV. A genuine 'Made in Italy' product, the new Levante is produced at the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy.
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Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range includes now the brand new SUV Levante, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with V6 Twin-Turbo engine from 345 up to 424 hp, equipped with the All-Wheel- Drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with
All-Wheel-Drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maseratiusa.com for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November 2013.
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