Times of Oman
Jul 27, 2017 Last Updated at 11:33 AST
Oman motoring: Off-road test drive event for Maserati Levante fans at Oman Automobile Association
April 16, 2017 | 8:10 PM
by Times News Service
Alfardan Motors, are the official importers of Maserati in Oman.
 
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Alfardan Motors, the official importer of Maserati in Oman, hosted an exclusive event for its guests at a specially created off-road track at the Oman Automobile Association (OAA). The event provided a unique opportunity for the guests to experience the capabilities of Maserati’s luxury SUV, the Levante. The guests received an induction from Maserati instructors providing them with an explanation on the Levante, its performance and features, as well as handling on the track.

Mohamed El Zawawy, Assistant General Manager, Alfardan Motors said, “We are delighted with the response of our clients who attended this event. They were amazed by the off-road capability of Maserati Levante. The guests drove the vehicle over the special off-road track that was designed and integrated with various challenges. Participants experienced the impressive capability of Levante’s outstanding performance in all conditions.”

The Levante is available in two variants, the Levante and the Levante S, both featuring latest evolution of the Maserati 3-litre V6 engine with twin turbo. The top of the range Levante S with 430hp makes it to 100km/h in just 5.2” and has a top speed of 264 km/h. The 350hp Levante achieves the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.0” and a 251km/h top speed. Both versions adopt an eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox with a choice of drive modes: “Normal”, I.C.E., “Sport” or “Off-road”.

The Levante is here to excite any sports car driver counting on performance-oriented features, such as the extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50-50% weight distribution, the lowest centre of gravity and the best aerodynamic efficiency in its segment. On a par with this, the off-road equipment, including the standard Air Springs, electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers and the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system, completes a product made to surprise avid travellers and adventure lovers as well.

The Levante also comes with a wide range of new options and content, including: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Forward Collision Warning and Brake Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View camera, a 8.4” Touch Screen display and a high level of customisation that includes two cutting-edge packages: Luxury and Sport. With the Levante a new wind is blowing through the SUV segment, guaranteeing the passion, flair and exclusivity that have distinguished all Maserati models for over a century.

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