Even if it was related to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, it featured a different style. And, in the Trofeo special edition, it was more exclusive.
The market demanded SUVs, so most of the brands had something to offer in the segment. The first supercar company that made an SUV was Porsche with the Cayenne, a car that was hated by the purists and then bought by purists. The same happened with the Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Two brands linked by inside the same group under the Fiat umbrella.
The Trofeo version was introduced in 2018 as a top model for the exclusive premium Italian brand. It featured the largest wheels ever installed on a Maserati to date. With their 22” diameter, the specially designed set offered better grip and a firmer ride. The black front grille differentiates the Trofeo version from the rest of the range. On the D-pillars, inside the Maserati trident badge, the word TROFEO was included. Otherwise, it was very hard to differentiate the special edition from the lesser version of the Levante.
Maserati was often criticized for some plastic parts inside its cabin for a car of its price. The Trofeo fixed that with carbon-fiber elements on the center console and on the dashboard. Moreover, these elements were not covered with enamel polish but they were left bare and rough. But they looked great just like that. The special leather interior, with hand stitches, improved the luxurious look of the car.
Under the hood, the Trofeo was offered with a 3.8-liter Twin Turbo V8 engine that was engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. Like all the other Maserati engines, this one was built by Ferrari at Maranello.