We already know the what: Coming in the near future are driverless, fully autonomous automobiles. We know the where and the when, too: not on Mars or Krypton but right here on Mother Earth, possibly as soon as 2021 if you believe some optimistic auto execs. But what we don’t know yet—scratch that, what I don’t know yet—is the how and the why. How, I keep asking myself, are fully autonomous vehicles going to take over our streets? What’s more, why are they coming at all?
Beast. Tank. Tall wagon. Stubby SUV. Mean-looking. Fast. Loaded. Sophisticated. Surprising. All those descriptors came to mind after I slipped behind the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe’s thick leather steering wheel and let my right foot put spurs to the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six under the hood. “Hmmmm, this little rig is pretty sweet,” I found myself saying as the miles rolled on. And that was a revelation because, frankly, I’d expected not to like it. See, the AMG GLC43 Coupe is something of a mutant.
Well of course Maserati now sells an SUV. After all, such rivals as Jaguar and Bentley now proffer sport-utes, and Lamborghini and Aston Martin will soon have SUVs of their own. Maserati — that is, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — wasn’t about to let the other luxe brands suck up all that juicy SUV lucre without taking a bite of its own. Thus, the all-wheel-drive Levante. Judging by the reaction of my fellow Angelenos, a lot of buyers (at least in SoCal) have been waiting for this very rig.
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