Maserati has unveiled its answer to the Porsche Cayenne at the Frankfurt motor show
10 January 2012

The Maserati Kubang SUV concept will be built at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit alongside the Grand Cherokee on which it is based, it has been announced today at the Detroit motor show.

The sleek four-door integrates Maserati's trademark rear haunches into a coupe-esque body with a shallowly raked rear.

Described by Maserati the "the first tangible look at Maserati's future", the Kubang is the firm's first attempt at a sports luxury SUV since the Kubang concept at Detroit in 2003.

Maserati says that the a new generation of engines will be designed in Modena, and produced in Maranello by Ferrari. Power will be transmitted by an 8-speed auto 'box.

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13 September 2011

Sadly whatever we say about the ugliness of the Porsche Cayenne its obvious success has tempted other manufacturers with no history of SUV building to debase its own brand with a mutant munter and Maserati is no different.

13 September 2011

is it parked anywhere near the all new British (Chinese) Hemorrhoid? did they even turn up? or did just slink off back to Stevenage awash with oceans of derision?

13 September 2011

actually, despite its low rent roots showing through a bit - they have made a much better job of grafting the Maserati design style onto an SUV than Porsche managed with the Cayenne.

http://www.kubang.maserati.com/

'The Maserati Kubang SUV concept, unveiled today at the Frankfurt motor show, is the company's answer to the success of the Porsche Panamera.'

That would be the Quattroporte wouldn't it?

13 September 2011

It looks a lot like the Infiniti EX35.

13 September 2011

Where did this silly trend of trying force the front end of your regular cars onto a tank come from? This is a creation of the marketing department. Stop it now.

13 September 2011

[quote Lesia44]Where did this silly trend of trying force the front end of your regular cars onto a tank come from?[/quote] the balance sheet? like them or loathe them there's money in them thar ugly cars :) they aren't going away anytime soon.

13 September 2011

what is it with big ugly SUVs having STUPID names??? kubang...??? sounds like something berlosconi would get up to with some 'ladies of the night'

13 September 2011

I don't like criticising Autocar, but there are some really dodgy low quality pictures taken by yourselves at this Motorshow, and this is probably the worse!

Sack your photographer and let me do it :)

13 September 2011

I was expecting more from Maserati, a company famed (well recently anyway) for beautiful cars. It looks just a bit too average.

Still, it may well be a revalation on the road........

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

13 September 2011

[quote MoeK]It looks a lot like the Infiniti EX35.[/quote]

Agreed, they could and should be more brazen. The audi rear end is an abonmination.

think Monica Bellucci hitching up her skirt to climb some steps and you would be pretty much there....

Competance executes, character inspires

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