Maserati recently offered a preview of its first-ever SUV, the Levante, to a select and regal audience at the Royal Fables in the capital. The Royal Fables is a heritage platform that promotes regal, royal India in all its glory. The Levante for India will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine belting out 271bhp at 4,000rpm and 600Nm of torque at 2000-2600rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all four wheels. The SUV diesel version which will see an India launch by the year end, sprints from 0-100kph in 6.9 seconds, and boasts a top speed of 230kph. The Levante was exhibited from October 5-7 at DLF Emporio, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi by Maserati, which is the luxury partner for Season 9 of the Royal Fables. The select audience included royalty in full bloom, including Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, HH Raja Randhir Singh & Princess Ria Singh of Patiala, HH Rani Vinita Singh of Patiala, Nawab Kazim Ali, Princess Mriganka Singh of Jammu & Kashmir and a host of others.