The Levante is Maserati's all-new luxury SUV. As Chris Paukert over at CNET writes of the Levante:

"Globally, it comes to market with either of a pair of 3.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline-fed V-6 engines, offering 350 or 430 horsepower, respectively. As you'd expect, the Levante packs a version of Maserati's well-known, well-liked Q4 all-wheel-drive system, backed by a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox."

"If I had to bet, the more potent gas version, with its 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds, seems like a lock for the North American market."

Realistically, a 5.2 seconds time is pretty quick, but still seems like forever compared with the Tesla Model X's time of 3.2 second to 60 mph.

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"We take our first look at the Maserati Levante, the brands new SUV. It's designed as a rival to the Porsche Cayenne, but how does it stack up next to the all-electric Tesla Model X?"

Well, it really doesn't stack up against the X, us electric car fans should be well aware of the fact that there is no SUV out there can match the performance of the X, but as a luxury SUV/CUV, the Levante at least slots into the same category as the X while providing a higher level of interior comfort, so in that regard the comparison is somewhat meaningful.

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