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Maserati based on Cherokee

The elite car brand, based in Modena, Italy, plans to build its first sport-utility vehicle at Chrysler Group LLC’s Jefferson North assembly plant, said a person familiar with the matter. A concept version of the model, which will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, is due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show next month, said the person, who declined to be identified before the official announcement.
 

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I heard the new Maserati Quatraportte is going to be based on a 300C platform & some bits from the Avenger parts bin. Maserati used to be made almost up to Ferarri standards so this looks like a few steps backwards as far as that marque is concerned!!" How the mighty have fallen "
 

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I see ferrari's and lambo's on the road from time to time. I work near the ferrari/maserati dealer here in Denver and I've never seen a Maserati on the street. Is it because they are so rare? or is it because with a Maserati you get average car performance with super car maintenance?
 

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New Maserati will have engines up to 400BHP...
 

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R.I.P. Maserati
 

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New Maserati will have engines up to 400BHP...
doesn't the quattroporte Sport GT already have 400 hp? The Sport GT S has something like 433 hp.


Okay I found what you're talking about. Maserati is going to use the pentastar v6 (from the grand cherokee, and wrangler, and challenger, and journey and durango and I don't know what else) with fiat's multiair technology and some form of forced induction to get 400 hp. Hopefully they'll put a bigger motor in the Quattroporte and use the pentastar in whatever will be their version of the Fiat 500 or something smallish like that.
 

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Looks like the Maserati SUV will be built in Detroit. So that's a good thing, I think. Might not be good for the brand though. How snooty are the two people that buy Maseratis? and what is the plural for Maserati?

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110818/COPY01/308189884/1193

Fiat S.p.A.'s ultra-luxury Maserati brand plans to build its first U.S.-made SUV at Chrysler Group's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, said a person familiar with the matter.
 

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Who remembers the last Bastard Child of Chrysler and Maserati?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_TC_by_Maserati

I hope the next one will be a little better received. Maybe that fact that the Cherokee, like the Durango, is actually built on the Mercedes M platform will have some bearing
 

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the world has definitely gone mad.....
 

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"In January 2011, Sergio Marchionne confirmed a Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati will be made at the Jefferson Avenue plant. The sport-SUV will have either a Ferrari V8 or a Ferrari V12, maybe with a choice of engines; a “souped up diesel” may also be available (Marchionne may have been joking when he said that.)"

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/jeep/maserati.html
 

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The Italians are well know for changing their minds ....... Like who's side are we fighting on today??
 

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the world has definitely gone mad.....
i mean,i sort of went crazy when porsche got the cayenne out....
wtf? porsche should be 911,carrera's and all that...
now maserati suv?
what's next?a ferrari suv?
i should damn well expect a jeep sports car then...
 

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check this out,as we speak of suv's:





 

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Duster is big seller in Europe & coming to UK soon. Good spec & cheap price ( even if it is made by Dacia in Romania ) . Now part of the Renault group.
 

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€10,500 in Romania - I like!


 

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Maserati SUV to be based on Grand Cherokee platform
If that doesn't say both Maserati and Jeep have completely lost their focus, I don't know what would. :doh:

Just wait 'till you see the Rolls Royce garbage truck!!! idoits.
 

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i mean,i sort of went crazy when porsche got the cayenne out....
wtf? porsche should be 911,carrera's and all that...
now maserati suv?
what's next?a ferrari suv?
i should damn well expect a jeep sports car then...
It's called a Jeepster....actually a better Jeep and a sports car though.
 
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