Not Your Soccer Mom's SUV

The sport-utility vehicle has been transformed into an entirely new genre of luxury sports car—starting with the Maserati Levante.

Once the sole province of a few car companies like Land Rover and Porsche, high-end sport-utes are rolling off the assembly lines at Maserati, Bentley, and Jaguar (and sometime down the road at Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini), offering luxuriously appointed vehicles with off-road capabilities, whether those features will ever be used or not. “We know that more than 90 percent of our customers will ...

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