Now that Maserati has unveiled the Kubang concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show everyone knows that the production version is just around the corner. The only question is: will it keep the Kubang name? Apparently no! It has been reported that the company has just filed a patent application in Europe for the name "Cinqueporte" - that of course will be used for a five-door car.

That make us believe that the future SUV will carry the "Cinqueporte" moniker - unless of course Maserati has something else planned that has managed to keep to itself until now. A very strange choice we might add considering the SUV will be built in the US at Chrysler’s Jefferson North plant in Detroit, MI.

The SUV will be built on a Jeep Grand Cherokee platform and will be powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 unit capable of about 450-hp, coupled with ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission. For Europe Maserati will also be offering a VM Motori’s 3.0-liter V-6 with power increased to over 300 HP. The Maserati SUV will be launched on the market in 2013.


Source: Cars UK

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  (466) posted on 12.1.2011

It really looks so impressive on its exterior detailing, and it seems that it is already perfect on that. However, I don’t think that 300 horsepower could truly give a nice speed on it.

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

It is really a long wait for the production of this awesome vehicle! Anyway, I think it is worth waiting for because it truly looks great and striking on its feature and even on its engine output.

  (831) posted on 10.24.2011

Might be? It means that it is still a rumored but anyway, I must say that I don’t care at all if what’s the name of this one, the important is, that they absolutely had the plan to put it on the market with an impressive engine.

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