Maserati has managed to design the Kubang to be kept secret until the unveiling at the fair in Frankfurt. Note: this concept car is, but is very close to the production model.
The Maserati Kubang today is like a jack in a box. We knew that the brand was busy himself with an SUV to guard against competition from the Porsche Cayenne, but that such haste was made, we had not noticed. The Kubang elaborates upon by the Kubang concept car from 2003, when the Italians, soon after the arrival of the Cayenne have previously toyed with the idea for an SUV.
The Kubang is based on the technique of the new Jeep family. Exactly how the technology fits together, does not Maserati explained, but depend only on the new Grand Cherokee SRT8 is quite a lot to do with it. In any case, has announced an eight-speed automatic.
Interesting fact: The final production version of the Kubang will be built in Detroit, where the Grand Cherokee off the production line, though not confirmed that the Maserati press information. However, there are reassuring words for the fans that the suspension, steering and remmerij Modena at the headquarters will be developed.
“Until today announced Maserati of sedans, coupes and cabriolets. All have a dynamic and sporty character. Times change and that concepts no longer have a definition. They can also take the form of a dynamic-looking and toppresterende sports SUV, “justifies the new Maserati step. We can not wait!