One of the 40 new cars and trucks and concepts making their debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show will be the Maserati Kubang Concept. The Maserati SUV concept was originally unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will now be making its North American debut in Detroit next month
So far, Maserati still hasn’t confirm when and if the Kubang will enter production but it is almost inevitable as the brand is looking to diversify its product range, increase sales and its presence in the sport luxury market.
Maserati has said that the Kubang sits on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform and has an engine lineup designed in Modena by Paolo Martinelli – Head of the Maserati Powertrain Department and for nearly 30 years at Ferrari.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has previously said that the production version of the Kubang will be built in the United States. It was recently reported that the production model will be called ‘Cinqueporte.’
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Free Press