While browsing through Automotive News Europe’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show Pocket Guide, you’ll notice a pictures of the Maserati SUV Concept that will be making its public debut next week. Is this what the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati SUV Concept going to look like? We’re not sure – but if it does – is it something that you find attractive? Let us know in the comments section after the jump.
Sales of the production version of Maserati’s SUV is expected to start in 2013. Adding an SUV to Masearti’s lineup is a part of Fiat SpA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s goals to increase sales of the brand to more than 50,000 units on an annual basis. Maserati sold 5,675 units last year.
The Maserati SUV is most likely to be powered the company’s 4.7 liter V8 engine making 450-hp and is likely to be mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
A diesel option could be offered for Europe.
The Maserati SUV will enter production alongside the Jeep Grand Cherokee at Chrysler’s Jefferson North plant in Detroit.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News Europe