Maserati SUV would taken on the likes of the Porsche Cayenne in the luxury SUV segment. It would feature a Ferrari-sourced V8 such as in the GranTurismo and Quattroporte models.

As a follow up from our previous post, more details have emerged on a possible Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati SUV.

Autocar is reporting that the new Maserati SUV would be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform - a platform developed in the age of DaimlerChrysler that would have also underpinned the Mercedes-Benz M-, R- and GL-Class - and would feature the same Ferrari-sourced V8 as in the Quattroporte and the GranTurismo models.

The new Maserati SUV would be aimed at rivaling the Porsche Cayenne in the luxury SUV segment. An Alfa derivative would take on the likes of the BMW X5 as Fiat wants to take Alfa Romeo upmarket as a premium brand when it returns to the U.S. market in 2013.

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