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Scottina06 07-22-2011 12:33 AM

Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-conte...rati-suv-1.jpg

Maserati SUV to get HEMI V8, not Ferrari power

Car Advice reports that it was previously thought the all-new Maserati SUV would feature a Ferrari engine of some sort as part of the Maserati/Ferrari Fiat ownership. The new SUV will now do without the Ferrari powerplant in favour of a Chrysler HEMI V8.

Power is expected to be somewhere near the 347kW mark. Even though Maserati certainly has the capability to come up with such figures using its Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8, the engine is considered to be too high-revving for the large SUV, and needs something with more low-end torque.

It won’t share much else with its American counterpart though. The flash Maserati will showcase plenty of luxury and elegance and typical Italian flare. The interior will likely be decked out in voluptuous lashings of leather, while the exterior will grace Maserati’s latest design philosophy with large rear ‘hips’ and an aggressive front end.

The Maserati SUV is set for production sometime in 2013. It will be built at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, US.

Source [Car Advice Australia]

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-conte...serati-suv.jpg[/QUOTE]

Scottina06 07-22-2011 12:47 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
how in the hell are they gonna build this, the wk2, wk2 SRT8 and the dodge?

SoCalMoparWK 07-22-2011 12:58 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
Will this be the jcsrt8 competition? Just saying because maserati's usually have a lot of ponies....

hound 07-22-2011 03:06 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
Now that I could see having a base price of $55,000 :)

Scottina06 07-22-2011 03:33 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
looks a little too much like the infiniti fx...which is ugly as hell

BuckeyeSRT 07-22-2011 07:13 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
I have always liked the look of the FX.

Megatron 07-22-2011 07:34 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
I'm prepared to see this all over where I live...lol

Rose City GC SRT8 07-22-2011 08:57 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
Looks like a bloated GT.

JETLIFE 07-22-2011 09:18 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
I like. The rear end looks really good. Kinda STi..ish.

SRTDogg 07-22-2011 09:29 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
I think I might cancel my Jeep order and wait for that instead... WOW!! :thumbsup:

But seriously $100K??

(Sadly the above is how I hoped to feel when I finally got to see the Jeep - but I didn't)

moosehead 07-22-2011 09:58 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SRTDogg (Post 452665)
I think I might cancel my Jeep order and wait for that instead... WOW!! :thumbsup:

But seriously $100K??

(Sadly the above is how I hoped to feel when I finally got to see the Jeep - but I didn't)


Yo, Dogg, my 9-year old daughter has less emotional swings than you do.

Not that I blame you given the price gouge fest going on for the 2012 SRT8.

SRTDogg 07-22-2011 10:32 AM

Re: Maserati SUV built on Jeep WK2 platform
 
Yeah I'm all over the place with this, emotionally! So much I'm getting delirious... :joe:


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