Ferrari SUV won’t be ‘just a utility’, says Marchionne
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles boss Sergio Marchionne has again suggested that Ferrari has plans to build an SUV of some sort, but insisted that the end product “has to drive like a Ferrari”.
Speaking to AutoExpress at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Ferrari CEO said that the planned vehicle – which he earlier described as an “FUV” (Ferrari Utility Vehicle) rather than an SUV – will “look like whatever a Ferrari utility vehicle needs to look like”.
Marchionne went on to admit that “there would be enough people even outside Ferrari who would go for me if I did ‘just a utility vehicle’.”
In October 2017, the 65-year-old said that he was “dead serious” about adding the proposed new model to Ferrari’s line-up, after earlier reports suggested the brand that was working on something called project F16X, a high-riding crossover being developed alongside the next-generation GTC4Lusso.