15 March 2004

Maserati has unexpectedly killed plans to build the Kubang off-roader, unveiled at the Detroit show in January 2003.

A senior Maserati executive told Autocar: ‘The numbers are too big for us. It’s too soon to be building an SUV, we must concentrate on the new Spyder and Coupé. When we have our feet firmly on the ground we will look again at the SUV, but it won’t be the Kubang.’ Maserati had hoped to build 10,000 Kubangs a year.

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