January 19, 2017 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) – The 2017 auto show season in Canada will be off to a strong start, thanks to Maserati and the brand’s debut of several new vehicles in Quebec at the Montréal Auto Show from January 20 to 29. The luxury Italian brand will bring its new Levante SUV to the Canadian show, along with the 2017 Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso and the 2017 Ghibli S Q4 Sport. All three vehicles are equipped with Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system, which provides genuine all-weather capability and handling, perfect for winters in Canada.
In North America, Maserati sold 13,212 units in 2016, with Canada accounting for 678 of those vehicles. This was a 33.7 percent increase in Canadian sales from 2015, when 507 vehicles were sold.
The Montréal Auto Show will open to the public beginning on January 20 at Palais des congrès de Montréal. Press previews are scheduled for January 19.
Levante Model Year 2017
The Levante, Maserati's first SUV, has distinctive Italian style and breathtaking design features. It continues to impress by showcasing Maserati’s key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance.
Engine-wise, the Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3.0-liter V6 engine. The two versions of the twin-turbo engine are acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and for their exceptional performance.
The Maserati V6 engine with twin turbochargers is available in two versions with different horsepower: the top of the range, Levante S, delivers 424 hp and the exciting Levante delivers 345 hp. The most powerful Levante sprints to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 264 km/h, while the figures for the 345 hp version are 5.9 seconds and 251 km/h respectively.
The Levante is currently available in Canadian dealerships with a starting price of C$ 88,900 for the 345 hp Levante and C$ 98,600 for the 424 hp Levante S model (not including destination and delivery).
Quattroporte Model Year 2017
After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling to accentuate its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.
With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati has launched a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options emphasizing the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.
The vehicle on display in Montréal, the Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso, features a trim that reinterprets the concept of luxury by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for driver and passengers. The soul of the GranLusso is epitomized by the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior that features a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors.
With a 404 horsepower V6 engine, the Quattroporte S Q4 can go from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds before reaching its top speed of 286 km/h.
Quattroporte S Q4 pricing starts at C$122,680 in 2017, with the V8-equipped Quattroporte GTS available starting at C$165,250
Ghibli Model Year 2017
For 2017 the Maserati Ghibli range remains faithful to its DNA, offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience in a premium saloon that is more desirable than ever before.
The exterior design stands out for its coupé-like philosophy and several unique features, like the distinctive c-pillar that bears the iconic “Saetta” logo, the frameless doors, and the pronounced grille resembling iconic Maserati cars of the 1950s.
The MY17 takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, enhancing the standard features of every Maserati. The packages are designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes.
In terms of engines, the Ghibli features the acclaimed, Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, which now features a Start & Stop function.
The Ghibli S Q4 delivers 404 horsepower and the handling agility of Maserati Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive, gripping the road for maximum performance. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in mph in 4.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 284 km/h.
Standard Ghibli pricing starts at C$ 84,950 with the Ghibli S Q4 pricing beginning at C$ 93,950.