Maserati SUV to feature a HEMI engine - report

 Maserati SUV to feature a HEMI engine - report
Maserati Kubang GT Wagon Concept 2003

Would likely produce 465 hp (347 kW / 471 PS)

According to a recent report, the upcoming Maserati SUV will feature a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Top Gear says the crossover will adopt the HEMI as part of a cost cutting move to make the model more profitable. While this seems plausible, Sergio Marchionnne has previously stated the SUV would have a Ferrari-sourced engine.

Regardless, the British magazine says we can also expect a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 241 PS (177 kW / 237 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.  

The Maserati SUV is slated to be launched sometime next year, so stay tuned for official details.

Note: 2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon Concept pictured

Source: Top Gear

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If that's how it's gonna look like, please don't make it.
Jun 22, 2011 2:42 pm
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bad engine, bad design (if it looks like the kubang)...The engine is used by the Jeep srt which is a non quality, cheap SUV (compared to the cars like Cayenne, X6-X5, ML etc...) while this is a Maserati. The fact that exclusive brands like this trying to be "competitive" kills me
Jun 22, 2011 2:26 pm
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this will be nothing more than a Jeep SRT with a different bodywork and leather interior.
Jun 23, 2011 7:58 am
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@scratchy996 Touraeg...Q8.......Cayenne
Jun 23, 2011 1:42 pm
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duppy mowt
Looks like a Chrysler, and they're soon to carry Chrysler engines according to WCF (if they don't already)...how unfortunate, I realy used to like Maserati.
Jun 22, 2011 9:06 am
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No buyers of thus vehicle would go off road anyway, why not use the quattroporte's engine ?
Jun 22, 2011 8:16 am
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This thing is going to hit it's target market dead-center in the bullseye. All six italianophile rednecks in America are going to spill cioppino on their chin-mullets when they finally get a chance to buy one.
Jun 21, 2011 11:01 pm
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Jun 21, 2011 11:00 pm
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she bangs. she bangs.
Jun 21, 2011 8:45 pm
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oh yeah... can you imagine some italian, yelling: "yyyeeehaaa!!! check out my hemi V8. it's a 9000cc big block, and cranks 100hp. but she purs like a kitten" :))
Jun 21, 2011 8:18 pm
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I hope the keep the Ferrari engine H I hope they keep a Ferrari engine
Jun 21, 2011 7:34 pm
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Why complain about the way this SUV looks when this isn't the new Maserati SUV but an old SUV concept and we haven't seen what the actual production vehicle will look like or even seen a concept of it yet . I'd be willing to bet that a Ferrari sourced V8 will be avaiable in the top of the line model of this SUV .
Jun 21, 2011 7:17 pm
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no diesel please.. any petrol V8 will do.. the boffins in Maser will make the HEMI sound even rortier!!! grrrrr....
Jun 21, 2011 5:59 pm
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Do you seriously believe this the actual car??
Jun 21, 2011 5:43 pm
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Dolomight 74-86
Looks to cheap to be a Mazzi.
Jun 21, 2011 5:35 pm
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Love the engine possibility, otherwise it looks crap! Rover 25 at the rear, Porsche mentality at the front (lets just graft a standard car nose onto it).
Jun 21, 2011 5:33 pm
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This is a concept car from 2003, so the upcoming Maserati SUV will probably look nothing like this
Jun 21, 2011 5:37 pm
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to bad, the Kubang never went for sale. I really love this conception. It's so incredible nice and I see it as a really outstanding designed car without similarities to other brands. Sorry guys, your overstatements are just annoying. about the engine. To bad, the Ferrari-power fitted the latest Maserati very well. But I hope for an input of an unique character of Maserati-models in the future.
Jun 21, 2011 6:03 pm
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