For the second time in nine years, Maserati execs showcased a luxury SUV at the Detroit auto show -- but this time, they plan to build it.
The luxury Kubang SUV, which will share a platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, will be built at Chrysler Group's Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit and exported worldwide.
When it's built, the SUV will have an Italian-made engine developed by Ferrari combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Interior components for the vehicle also will be developed by Maserati, said Harald Wester, Maserati's CEO.
Ferrari and Maserati are both brands owned by Chrysler Group's parent company, Fiat S.p.A.