Ferrari SUV, due in 2021, won’t have visible rear doors


Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Currently, the GTC4 Lusso is the most practical Ferrari on sale, but that will all change when an SUV arrives

The Italian brand continues to deny the existence of Ferrari SUV, but reports say it’s coming in 2021 with hidden rear doors

The long-rumoured Ferrari SUV is still on the cards, according to auto analyst Max Warburton, who claims the future model is being called an FUV (Ferrari Utility Vehicle) and does not have visible rear doors.

Last month, Ferrari’s commercial boss Enrico Galliera told Autocar: “We are not producing an SUV, because an SUV is not a sports car – it can be fast, but it’s not a sports car. We are not producing a four-door, because while a four-door can be fast it’s not a sports car.”

He added: “Ferrari has to remain consistent, doing what we know to do, which is delivering cars that are able to deliver emotion. Sports cars.”

However, Warburton claims it’s a “question of semantics”, stating that while Ferrari management continues to tell investors that it will not build an SUV or a model with four doors, the rear doors will not be visible and instead “use a clever hidden arrangement”.

The model, expected to launch in 2021 and cost around £250,000, would rival cars such as the Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Aston Martin DBX.

Warburton estimates that 2000 to 3000 units would be sold per year.

While Ferrari continues to be evasive on the topic, a more practical model has huge potential for the Italian brand, given the trend for high-riding vehicles and the popularity of ultra-luxury SUVs worldwide, and particularly in the growing Chinese market.

Competitors Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin are already far into development of their respective SUVs, while Bentley’s Bentayga accounts for a significant portion of its sales.

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Source:: Autocar