Just days before its official unveiling at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, images of the new SUV concept from Maserati have been leaked onto the Web.
The image, that appeared in an online pocket guidebook for the show, came with the description that the new SUV model due for launch in 2013 is expected to feature a 4.7-litre V8 engine under the bonnet producing around 335kW of power. The engine is also likely to be backed up by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. However, the SUV will be tuned more for speed than actual heavy off-road duty.
The luxury off road vehicle based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, will have new bodywork and a bespoke interior. The image showcases typical Maserati design features from the latest models with the vertical slat front grille, fender vents, and angular headlights.
The price is yet to be revealed but it’s expected to be priced higher than its top spec Jeep counterpart at an estimated amount of $80,000 to $100,000.
A sign of good things to come, hopefully! As you all know, Saab isn’t doing very well at the moment. Things are bound to change with the new Saab 9-4X being launched on the US shores. If things work out well, Saab is set to fight back with the new midsize crossover SUV.
Brabus has unveiled the new model 800 Widestar. The vehicle is hailed as the most powerful SUV in the world, owing to its exceptional design. The Widestar comes equipped with a 6.3-liter bi-turbo V12 engine that churns out 800 PS (588 kW / 788 hp) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque that is electronically limited.
Land Rover has announced that it will introduce the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition at the Geneva Motor Show. The company has not revealed anything regarding the price of the auto. However, its production will be limited to 500 units.
Porsche is said to be thinking of introducing the diesel Cayenne SUV and diesel Panamera in the US. Porsche may take the decision soon and may launch the vehicles this year itself because U.S is the single largest market for the German car makers.
Volkswagen’s efforts to satisfy the American market is getting a boost, with the carmaker set to launch a new seven-seater SUV specifically for the US. The new SUV will be a cheaper option for those who can’t afford the Touareg. The new vehicle will come from VW’s new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is also used to build the new Passat.