The Kubang made it’s world debut last September at the Frankfurt show, Maserati has been moving fast to take this from concept to production. “After Beijing, we will retire the Kubang concept. Our SUV will reappear in its production form and with its final name in due time,” the company’s CEO, Harald Wester, told InAutoNews.com.
Even though the model will be in direct competition with upcoming super-luxurious crossovers such as the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentey EXP9, Maserati expects to sell around 20,000 Kubang SUV units annually, with the United States and China sharing the majority of owners.Comments
Maserati has turned once again to uber-luxury designer Fendi for it’s new luggage and accessories Travel Kit Capsule Collection. What do you get with the kit? You’ll receive a compact trolley case, a boston bag, two vanity cases, a document folder, two bomber jackets, a Fendi cashmere scarf and a baseball cap with the signature FF jacquard material, aviator sunglasses in gray & yellow leather and a key holder designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi.
The pieces are designed in black Cuoio Romano leather with Selleria stitching, sporting the exclusive Fendi Selleria plaque – that is also engraved with the Maserati Trident logo. Designed to go with the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi on the Whispered Grand Tour journey, the kit celebrates the two companies common vision of Italian tradition, quality, beauty and craftsmanship.
Last week, Fendi held a private viewing of the upcoming collection at the Fendi Boutique in London, and there were some important attendees - Pink Floyd drummer and Maserati aficionado Nick Mason, Senior Vice-President of CNH Global NV Eduardo Teodorani Fabbri and socialite Annabelle Neilson.Comments
The world is buzzing about the power under the hood of the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport. The Ferrari-made 4.7 liter V-8 packs 460 horsepower (up from 433). The automotive world is offering up a lot of praise for the upcoming enhanced coupe. We understand that the new Maserati GranTurismo Sport will also be getting some external and internal cosmetic enhancements, such as newly redesigned seats and steering wheel, front fascia and lighting and housings. The official debut is next month.Comments
Is your true love a real Maserati fan? If so, here is a unique gift idea, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Maserati is now offering three collections of jewelry, crafted exclusively for Maserati by Italian jeweler Damiani. Each of these collections include a key ring, a pair of cufflinks and a necklace, all of which sport the Maserati Trident.
The collections are called ICON, ELEGANCE and PURE; all three making use of silver. ICON and ELEGANCE are mostly oval in shape, while PURE is more round. All three collections are sleek and clean; and the ICON collection actually has an added bit of color and style with a blue enamel accent.
Prices range from $270 to just under $500.Comments
Maserati is proud to have brought the Kubang sport luxury SUV concept to the 2012 North American International Auto Show. And, it’s destined to be first Maserati built in North America.
From Maserati.com: Like many of its competitors the future sport luxury SUV will be built in North America and it represents an important part of the future Maserati range. The Kubang concept creates discontinuity by entering a new segment and continuity by maintaining the integrity of Maserati’s DNA. It represents a natural direction for Maserati to enlarge its product range and strengthen its presence in markets across the world.
The idea of a sport luxury SUV is not new to Maserati as the Marque of the Trident unveiled the first Kubang concept at the NAIAS in 2003. At a time in which few other brands were going in the direction of a sport luxury SUV, Maserati was already considering one. The elements which make up a sport luxury SUV are a good fit for Maserati’s capabilities – and synergies within the Fiat-Chrysler industrial group offer the ideal catalyst for Maserati’s own interpretation of a sport luxury SUV.
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Maserati has teamed up with ultra-luxury Italian designer, Fendi – on a project to celebrate Italian craftsmanship called “The Whispered”. Part of the project included the debut of the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi. Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the exclusive special edition is the merger of two iconic Italian brands, both known for luxury, workmanship, passion and quality.
For more information on The Whispered – click here.Comments
Can you imagine a world without television, computers, email or internet, where all you have for company is a radio, a bicycle and hunger pangs? Now such a world seems unthinkable but Italy, in 1951, was like this.
This was the year that the Festival of San Remo was first held, with the title going to ex-Ducati worker Nilla Pizzi with the song ‘Grazie dei Fiori’. Film, in an era when cinemas were important places of congregation, showed Italian neo-realist pieces like Vittorio de Sica’s ‘Miracolo a Milano’, the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Festival. The so-called ‘Italian miracle’ was just around the corner but, in Modena, Maserati was already producing jewels like the Type A6G/2000 Gran Turismo and the A6GCM single-seater.
Maserati was already legendary.
Being eighteen years of age in the early-1950s meant having grown up through the war and having to make do with very little. Having a good job was what everyone wanted. This is the thought that occupied Ermanno Cozza’s mind at 7.30 on 28 September 1951 when he showed up at the gates of Maserati for his first day of work. An apprentice fitter, he was assigned punch card No.36.
Reprinted from Maserati News. Read full article and view photo gallery on Maserati.com – or Click here.Comments
The 64th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung held at Frankfurt am Main was a rewarding one for Maserati.
This important event has become a fixture on the world automobile calendar and the presence of the Kubang attracted huge interest from motoring insiders as they all wanted to catch a glimpse of Maserati’s debut in the SUV category. Maserati didn’t let anyone down and presented a model with a distinct character that sets it apart from other cars on the market. The Kubang’s unique and stylish body shape renders it unmistakably Maserati.Comments