It was not until recently that the idea Maserati SUV was completely taboo, but in times of trouble, and if the Maserati hopes to stay in the game, they should bring in bulk. In the end, with only 5675 units sold per year, and big plans to increase sales to 50,000 units per year, Maserati will need all the line extensions, they can build this dream become a reality. Enter the concept Maserati SUV.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, has a clear picture of what he wants to see in the future, Maserati, and that image was projected in the first embodiment of the concept of the future of SUV based on the platform Jeep Grand Cherokee. SUV of the future will most likely be equipped with a 4.7 liter V8 engine mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine will deliver 450 horsepower, but the European market may be seeing only 3.0 liter V6 produces about 300 HP.
There's not much information on the concept Maserati SUV, but it all opens next week at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned!