Ferrari finally joins the SUV bandwagon, plans to launch one by 2021

It all started wit the Porsche Cayenne. Immediately after its success, Aston Martin and Lamborghini went on to announce the DBX and Urus models respectively, and Bentley with the Bentayga. All these while, Ferrari remained hell-bent at making super fast grand tourers, but a recent report by Car Magazine UK suggests otherwise.

Apparently, Ferrari is working on an SUV codenamed F16X and is developed alongside the next GTC4. Both are scheduled for world debut in 2021. The SUV will purportedly get suicide doors, eliminating the need for B-pillars and makes ingress and egress easier. Of course, it’ll get a reasonably higher ground clearance as well.

Will the new F16x look anything like the GTC4 with higher ground clearance?

It will get the GTC4’s aluminium architecture and all-wheel drive platform. What’s more interesting is the powertrain – it may be powered by a V8 petrol or a new hybrid powertrain, making this the second hybrid model after the LaFerrari.

The F16X SUV is expected to be priced around  €300,000 (approximately RM1.47mil) when it arrives in showrooms. As SUVs and crossovers get mainstream, Ferrari’s new SUV will certainly help push the numbers to 16,000 units. Fancy yourself an SUV with a Ferrari badge?

Source: Car Magazine UK


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