The all-new Maserati Kubang SUV concept car makes its world debut on the Maserati Stand at the 2003 NAIAS in Detroit this month.
A throughbred GT and an authentic SUV wagon, rolled into one…
Designed by the legendary Italian stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro, the GT Wagon concept involved developing a high performance car with torque control on all its four driving wheels, optimal weight distribution (48/52% front and rear respectively) and a centre of gravity 100 mm lower than in the average SUV. It also had to be able to meet the demands of all kinds of sports and leisure-oriented activities.
Named after a Javan wind, as is traditional for Maseratis, the Maserati Kubang concept car is the result of the combination of a 390bhp Maserati eight-cylinder "V" engine and a versatile bodyshell that promises the same standard of safety and efficiency as a thoroughbred sportscar. Even the lower, sporty driving position stands out in the SUV category as it offers the driver a truly exceptional view of the road ahead.
The roomy interior architecture of the Kubang is revolutionary, with plenty of passenger and driver space and maximum modularity - all wrapped up in a sporty-looking dynamic package, that befits the Maserati marque. The interior can seat five (two in front and three in back) or four in the Executive option (two front seats and two back). Two further seats can also be fitted at the rear to add a third row.