Naza Italia – Malaysia’s sole importer and distributor of Maserati today celebrates a decade of success in introducing the wide range of Maserati innovative models, as well as creating full lifestyle and ownership experience of the iconic Italian marque for the discerned Malaysian clients.
En SM Nasarudin Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman of Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd who attributed the distributor’s success to Maserati’s innovation and the dedication and commitment of the Malaysian team to the brand and business.
“We commenced our journey as the Malaysian home of Maserati by launching the Maserati GranTurismo Sports and Quattroporte Sport GTS. This was quickly followed by the introduction of GranCabrio. 2014 was our turning point when we introduced the highly anticipated Ghibli, an elegant and yet sporty sedan, which was very well accepted by the Malaysian market,” explained En Nasaruddin.
Subsequently in 2016, Naza Italia achieved its next milestone by launching the Maserati Levante.
“Thanks to Maserati’s continuous innovation, we are able to delight the most discerning taste of our Malaysian clientele with a comprehensive product line-up that is stylish, refined, technologically excellent and innately exclusive,” said En Nasarudin.
Another key attribute to Naza Italia Maserati’s success is its 45,000 sq feet flagship center in Petaling Jaya – the largest state of the art 4S showroom and service center outside of Italy in 2009 and refurbished in 2015 to meet Maserati’s global brand identity.
Speaking to media at the celebration, Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO of the Automobile Division at Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd emphasized the flagship center represents Naza Italia – Maserati’s commitment towards the brand and clientele in Malaysia.
“We strive to make the entire experience of owning a Maserati unique and sensational – from the moment you walks through the doors of our showroom to the point of your car’s delivery and the dedicated after sales service,” says Dato Samson.
Dato Samson also announce the plans for network expansion in Penang at the media session.
As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Naza Italia – Maserati unveiled the limited edution SUV, the Levante Vulcano Limited Edition, where only ten units will be made available for the Malaysian market (150 units globally).
The Levante represents the turning point in Maserati’s history. It trail blazes through new territory for the brand as the marque makes its first foray into the world of luxury sport utility vehicles in its more than 100-year history. When the Levante was first launched in 2016, it also made a key contribution to completing the marquee’s luxury and sporty fleet line-up. Since then the Levante has been a popular addition to Malaysia’s luxury automotive market.
“As such, it could not be more apt to mark Naza Italia – Maserati’s one decade of achievement with ten-exclusive units of the limited edition Levante Vulcano for Malaysia,” added Dato Samson.
The new Levante Vulcano is produced in a series of just 150 units for the European and Asian markets. The units for Malaysia comes with a twin-turbo V6 engine producing 430 hp, as well as exclusive Nerissimo pack finishes (darken rear light clusters, black chrome front grille and logos glossy black window surrounds, body-colored door handles and burnished exhaust tailpipes), 21-inch Helios wheels and matte Grigio Lava color exterior. The SUV also carries the new Vulcano logo and the words “one of 150”.
Inside the new Levante Vulcano, every finish is redolent with sporty elegance. The heated ventilated full Pieno Fiore leather seats come in red color, featuring electrical adjustment with memories, complete with contrasting embroidered Trident logo on the headrest, and are designed to underline the model’s “volcanic” personality.
In addition, it is fully equipped with an impressively comprehensive range of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with more active function while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel symbolic of any Maserati. The functions include Integrated Vehicle Control, Forward Collission Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Surround View Camera, Highway Assist System, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.
The exclusive allure of the new Levante Vulcano is further enhanced by the interior trims in high gloss carbon fiber, also used for the gearshift paddles and the inserts on the electronically adjustable sport steering wheel, and the chromed aluminum badge on the central tunnel bearing the legendary Trident, together with the new Vulcano logo and text of One of 150.
The standard outfit is completed by the Bowers&Wilkins premium sound system, the soft close door closure system, the front and rear parking sensors and the full-LED Matrix adaptive headlights.
The limited edition Levante Vulcano is available from Naza Italia Maserati at a starting price of RM 838,000 (inclusive of local taxes and duties, 3 years standard warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a free maintenance program of 3 years / 100,000 km whichever comes first and the “Maserati Premium Service Plus” of 3 years / 60,000 km.