Maserati’s Levante SUV now comes with a petrol option, a year after the car was launched in the UK powered by a 3-litre V6 diesel motor. 

The Levante S is now available with V6 petrol for those who prefer to drink from the green pump – it’s priced from £70,755 on the road. 

The twin-turbo unit produces 430bhp and does the 0-62mph run in 5.2sec and on to a top speed of 162mph. 

The eight-speed automatic transmission has been designed to produce a smooth drive with gear shifts as smooth as Maserati engineers can manage them. 

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The Levante gets Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition as standard, as well as Maserati’s all-wheel-drive system. 

The new car comes in two trims – GranLusso and GranSport. The former comes with 19-inch wheels and a range of body-coloured touches, while the latter features larger 20-inch wheels, 12-way adjustable leather seats and fancy red brake callipers.

Gallery: 2017 Maserati Levante