The Levante’s showroom price and quite generous standard equipment should put it in a relatively alluring place for private buyers with finance in place.

Most of the car’s active safety kit is also packaged as an option.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

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Lower volume is likely to help the Levante’s prices remain broadly competitive with its big-selling rivals

Those buying on monthly finance should expect to pay a premium for the Levante, with contract hire and PCP deals right now looking more expensive than those of many rivals.

Emissions of CO2 from the diesel engine aren’t low enough for the Levante to escape benefit-in-kind tax at the highest band, although VED road tax will be more reasonable than it is with the petrol version.

Meanwhile, our own fuel economy testing suggests the car will return 26mpg as a typical average – which isn’t outstanding but isn’t something that owners of large SUVs are likely to baulk at, either.

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