Detroit motor show 2012: Maserati Kubang

  • Maserati Kubang SUV at Detroit 2012
  • Based on Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Will be built in Detroit
Maserati Kubang
Maserati Kubang
The Maserati Kubang was on display at the Detroit motor show 2012, and Maserati has confirmed that the new SUV will be built in the city.

The Maserati Kubang made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, but production hadn’t been confirmed at that stage.

At the Detoit show, Maserati announced that the Kubang will be built at the same Detroit factory that produces the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which forms the basis for the Kubang.

The Kubang will use a new Maserati V8 petrol engine built in Italy, however, and an automatic transmission sourced from Germany. Full technical details are yet to be revealed.

There’s no official on-sale date, but Maserati has admitted that the US will be the biggest market for the Kubang, which goes some way to explaining the decision to build it there.

It remains to be seen whether the Kubang will reach the UK. If it does, we’d expect a starting price somewhere between £80,000 and £100,000.

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