Fiat considering Maserati and Alfa Romeo SUVs based on Jeep Grand Cherokee

Article by Christian A., on November 8, 2010

It appears that Chrysler and Fiat are currently considering new models, including new Maserati and Alfa Romeo SUVs, based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform. These words came from Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who also added that it is very important to tap all the hard work that was done on the new Grand Cherokee.

Apparently, the latest Grand Cherokee platform, which was developed with Mercedes-Benz, can handle more powerful powertrains.

If built, the Maserati SUV will take on powerful opponents such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Bmw X6 M or the Range Rover Sport, and according to Marchionne it could be powered by a Ferrari-built engine.

For those who don’t know, Ferrari assembles 4.2-liter and 4.7-liter V8 engines used in current Maserati passenger cars. Maserati and Alfa Romeo brand are new to the SUV term, but as part of its alliance with Chrysler it appears that there are great chances to see these types of vehicles introduced on the market.

A Fiat spokesman confirmed the fact that an SUV based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee could be an additional model in the Alfa range.

Regarding the Maserati SUV, it company’s latest business plan unveiled back in April, an SUV was not included. Still, a Maserati spokesman confirmed that the project is in the works and might be launched within 18 months. [via autonews - sub. required]

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