Maserati has released the first three images of its new SUV concept. Known as the Maserati Kubang, the study is a look into a new SUV that will expand Maserati’s product range, increase sales and its presence in the sport luxury market.
Designed to directly challenge the Porsche Cayenne, the slick but somewhat less impressively styled than what we were hoping for, Italian SUV, is loosely based on the same platform that underpins the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, as well as the latest Mercedes-Benz ML-Class.
Technical details have not been revealed, but Maserati promises that all of the “style and major elements” are 100 percent Maserati. The Modena-based automaker, which belongs to the Fiat Group, added that the Kubang will be offered with a new generation of “high-tech Maserati propriety engines” designed in house by Paolo Martinelli, Head of the Maserati Powertrain Department and for nearly 30 years at Ferrari, and will be produced in Maranello by Ferrari.
“An AT 8 speed automatic transmission and specific performance settings such as suspensions, brakes, steering will be exclusively developed in Modena for the Maserati sport luxury SUV by the Maserati Product Development Department,” the company added in a statement.
Watch for more details on Maserati’s Cayenne-rivalling SUV to appear in the coming months.