Maserati has just revealed a new concept at the Frankfurt motor show, signalling the company's direction to enter the sport luxury SUV with the Kubang concept.

Maserati Kubang

Initially revealed at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, the new Kubang concept was developed with sister brand Jeep to come up with a Maserati's new sport luxury SUV. The essence and all major system components of the Kubang will unmistakably be Maserati: style, engine, suspensions, brakes, handling and performance will all be 100% Maserati.

New-generation high-tech Maserati proprietary engines will be designed in Modena by Paolo Martinelli - Head of the Maserati Powertrain Department and for nearly 30 years at Ferrari, where he also served as engine chief of the Formula One racing team - and will be produced in Maranello by Ferrari.

A new 8 speed automatic transmission and specific performance settings such as suspensions, brakes, steering will be exclusively developed in Modena for the Maserati sport luxury SUV by the Maserati Product Development Department.