Maserati Kubang revealed
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11th July, 2011
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Maserati has taken the wraps off their new model at the 2011
Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany with the debut of an SUV, the Kubang.
Complimenting the Quattroporte and GranTurismo line-up, the Maserati Kubang takes the Italian car maker
into a new market sector, that of the competitive SUV segment. While the Maserati Kubang represents a total
disconnect from any of its previous models in terms of market sectors, Maserati is committed to ensuring that
the new vehicle is fully endowed with the Maserati 'DNA' and will provide the exclusivity, driving pleasure
and luxury atmosphere that is the hallmark of Maserati models.
The idea of an SUV is not entirely new to Maserati. Back in 2003 the car maker displayed an SUV concept
car, also the Kubang. This was at a time when other brands were already going in the direction of a sport
Today's synergies with the Chrysler Group's Jeep brand are an important catalyst for Maseratiís own
interpretation of a sport luxury SUV.
The essence and all major system components of the Maserati sport luxury SUV will unmistakably be
Maserati: style, engine, suspension, brakes, handling and performance will all be 100 per cent Maserati in
picture-perfect continuity with the brandís core values of sportiness, style, elegance, luxury, performance
The distinctive Maserati style that makes the Kubang immediately recognisable as a Maserati has been
designed by the Maserati Style Centre headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
New-generation high-tech Maserati engines will be designed in Modena by Paolo Martinelli - Head of the
Maserati Powertrain Department and for nearly 30 years at Ferrari, where he also served as engine chief of
the Formula One racing team Ė and will be produced in Maranello by Ferrari.
An AT eight speed automatic transmission and specific performance settings such as suspension, brakes,
steering will be exclusively developed in Modena for the Maserati sport luxury SUV by the Maserati Product
Until today Maserati has been producing sedans, coupes and two- or four-seater convertibles. Whether named
Quattroporte, GranTurismo or GranCabrio Ė or, before them, Ghibli, Mistral, Bora or Indy - their common
denominator rested in two words: performance and luxury. Times have changed: sportiness and luxury today
donít have just one definition. They can also take the form of a very dynamic looking and high performing
sport luxury SUV as exampled by Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz M-Class amongst others.
Production plans are not yet confirmed. However, Next Car expects production will begin some time
in 2012. An Australian release could be anticipated during 2013.