Maserati Levante Trofeo joins battle of the super-SUVs
Italy’s rapid new hellraiser has arrived, and we got to drive one of the first units in SA
Super-SUVs don’t make much sense as a concept. They start life as big, heavy and high-riding vehicles ostensibly designed for off-road use, which engineers then pummel into tar-wrinkling sports machines with monster engines and all manner of electrickery to try to hide their heavy mass and innate lack of sportiness.
They are also given impractically low-profile tyres and lowered suspensions, diminishing the all-terrain ability that is an SUV’s original raison d’être...