ITALIAN sports car company Maserati will reveal its first SUV at the Geneva Motor Show in March only weeks before the new model goes on sale.
The Levante will be available with either petrol or diesel engines and is the brand's first venture into the luxury SUV market.
Founded in 1914, the marque has made its name with some legendary two-seaters and sports saloons and the current line up includes the stylish GranCabrio V8 convertible as well as the Quattroporte and Ghibli saloons.
The Levante has sleek lines and features Maserati's trademark triple vent arrangement in the front wings as well as the company's bold front grille.
At the rear it has a raked tailgate running from a roof-mounted spoiler with four exhausts underlining its high performance heritage.
The car is fitted with adjustable air suspension and an automatic all-wheel-drive system mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The Levante will be built at Maserati's parent company Fiat's Miafiori factory in Turin and will be released in Europe in the spring before going on global sale later in the year.