It wasn’t until just recently that the idea for a Maserati SUV was completely taboo, but times are tough and if Maserati hopes to stay in the game, they’ll need to bring the bulk. After all, with only 5,675 units sold a year and big plans to push sales up to 50,000 units a year, Maserati will need all of the lineup expansion they can muster to see that dream become a reality. Enter the Maserati SUV Concept.

Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has a clear picture of what he wants to see in Maserati’s future, and that image has been projected into the first concept version of the company’s future SUV based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform. The future SUV will most likely be powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine mated to a ZF eight speed automatic gearbox. This engine will deliver about 450 HP, but the European market may only be seeing a 3.0 L V6 producing about 300 HP.

There’s not much information on the Maserati SUV Concept just yet, but all will be revealed next week at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned!

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  (594) posted on 09.15.2011

SUV Concept was impressive. The style of this SUV is simple. The style of the rims are good, the headlight is also good. This SUV has 450 horse power. It’s enough to this kind of car.

  (427) posted on 09.13.2011

Finally an SUV from Maserati, I bet it will look like the Cayenne and that is IMO one of the most hideous cars ever.

  (762) posted on 09.12.2011

The car lines emphasize the angst of this concept and I found it so impressive and the decency that this car had is really outstanding. Even the V8 engine that they used is I think quite good for it. I will surely wait for this one.

  (1) posted on 09.11.2011

The front looks good, now I just want to see how good the back looks. I love how the Grand Cherokee looks so this should be good.

  (19) posted on 09.11.2011

Am I the only one who cringed when they saw that car?

  (1) posted on 09.10.2011

well this is interesting...

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