In the times of SUV, every carmaker is eyeing the big portion of market to be in its stride, for which the Maserati is also not left on exception note. Lavante, the SUV from this Italian carmaker is set to debut by first half of 2015 but most of the outer is still kept in the dark, expect that it will be build alongside the Grand Cherokee of Jeep. If one really needs to see how the newbie will feel, then they can draw cues from the posted image of Kubang concept. Yet all the final stretches will be known when the car will be rolled out from its Italian manufacturing bay.
Other details says, the Italian off roader will do with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 for a good 410 hp and a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 for a massive 530 hp, whilst of the European market to also derive an option of diesel in the list.
Eight speed transmission and the all wheel drive system from that of Quattroporte to be its sure shot augmented derivations, inclusive of the Jeep’s off road expertise to complete the whole package; whereas, the interiors are also said to be borrowed from Quattroporte.
As learnt, the brand sold around 7000 units in last year, which it is now aiming for 50,000 units at a near future, seems achievable!