Brabus sub brand rolls out cosmetic package for luxury SUV
A new range of Startech visual enhancements for the Maserati Levante are now being offered to buyers who may have felt the Italian SUV lacked presence.
Owned and operated by long-standing Mercedes-Benz tuning house Brabus, Startech markets parts and accessories for British prestige vehicles from the Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover stables. The Levante represents a new chapter in the brand’s expansion strategy.
Riding on 21-inch alloy wheels shod with 265/40 ZR 21 tyres at the front and 295/35 R21 at the rear, the Startech-fettled Levante features added aero components designed using CAD technology and constructed in PUR RRIM (polyurethane reinforced reaction injected moulding). These comprise a front spoiler, rear wing, rear diffuser and ‘C-blades’ either side of the tailgate to “calm the airflow”. Buyers can opt for the aero kit to be constructed from carbon-fibre if they wish.
Accessories for the Levante’s interior comprise carbon-fibre trim for dashboard/centre console/door panels, plus scuff plates with backlit Startech logo and aluminium sports pedals and footrest.
At some point in the near future, Startech will introduce performance upgrades for the turbo-diesel V6 that powers the Levante in Australia, as well as the petrol V6 that’s not available in this market.