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Luca di Montezemolo and Sergio Marchionne say Ferrari's future plans involve only sports cars, not four-door or SUV models
Andrew Frankel Autocar
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1 min read
3 October 2014

Ferrari has ruled out including either an SUV or any four-door car in its current product plan.

Speaking at his last press conference before leaving the company, the outgoing president Luca di Montezemolo – and also Sergio Marchionne, who will replace him on October 13th – dismissed the idea.

"Marchionne wanted to build a truck," said di Montezemolo almost certainly in jest, "but I talked him out of it." For his part Marchionne said Ferrari would continue "to make two-door sports cars not SUVs or four-door cars."

The news comes on the same day Ferrari moved to also to kill rumours of a Ferrari motorcycle, prompted by a patent application applicable to a Vee twin engine.

Marchionne also looked to quell stories that he was looking to increase volumes from the current level of 7200 cars per year to around 10,000 units, saying he was happy with production levels as they are.

Talking about his plans for the company, Marchionne denied there was any strategy for integrating Ferrari into FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), going so far as to say "the mixing of their blood would be fatal to both".

He claimed his most important priority was to return Scuderia Ferrari to the top of Formula 1, a goal he described as a "non-negotiable objective."

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haji 5 October 2014

yeah right

we ve heard them rule out estates, 4wds, and limit production to less than 5000 units annually. look what they re doing. now all they need is a request from china and they ll make anything anytime.
rmcondo 3 October 2014

I guess that's why they have

I guess that's why they have Maserati, Alfa Romeo and JEEP. Before too long, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati Levante, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Chrysler 300
david RS 3 October 2014

Generally when a manufacturer

Generally when a manufacturer says that, several years later it sells SUV and sedans...