NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury Italian automaker Maserati has partnered with Sotheby's to celebrate the internationally-renowned auction house's "Night of Luxury" event, which was held last night in New York City. Crowds of VIP guests gathered at Sotheby's York Avenue location to experience first-hand the breathtaking design of Maserati's newest entry into the premium SUV segment, the Levante. The after-hours cocktail party was organized to celebrate Sotheby's Winter Auctions of jewels, watches, online-only auctions of memorabilia and fine art, as well as their inaugural "Experiences Auction" with the company IfOnly.
The Levante is the "Maserati of SUVs." Named after a warm Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, the Levante is built on the three key pillars of Maserati's DNA: design, exclusivity and performance. Fitted with the Q4 AWD system, the Levante can also be equipped with the optional and highly exclusive Zegna Edition pack, combining premium Italian leather with bespoke silk from Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the world's leading fashion designers. Powered by a 3.0 liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that is available with either 345 horsepower or 424 horsepower as the sporty Levante S, the new SUV embraces its Italian heritage while also remaining distinctly modern. Starting price for the Levante is $72,000, with the Levante S available beginning at $83,000.
The Maserati Levante S featured during the "Night of Luxury" event will be on public display at Sotheby's York Avenue lobby from December 1 until December 16.
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 a 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. Follow Maserati North America, Inc. @MaseratiUSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
SOURCE Maserati North America, Inc.