McLaren has admitted an SUV is a possibility, even though recently it said it won’t hop on the crossover bandwagon.

McLaren has admitted an SUV is a possibility, even though recently it said it won’t hop on the crossover bandwagon.

It was back in March when we heard McLaren saying it can make money without resorting to an SUV, but now the company’s chief designer told Autocar it could eventually happen. Robert Melville mentions the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division is capable of building “whatever you want, if you have the money for it.”

He went on to specify a four-seater SUV is a possibility, but such a model would cost “millions and millions of pounds” to develop. The reason for this is because a high-riding McLaren would have to use a proprietary platform as the one currently available is not compatible. If green-lighted, it will be interesting to see where it will fit in the model’s lineup given the existing “Sports”, “Super”, and “Ultimate” series. Maybe the Woking-based automaker will establish a fourth series to cater to the jacked-up McLarens.

Only a handful of automakers currently don’t have a crossover, and the list will be shortened once Rolls-Royce will come out with the “Cullinan” due late 2018. Lamborghini has already confirmed a production version of the Urus, while Aston Martin will make the DBX. In addition, FCA-owned Alfa Romeo and Maserati are doing the exact same thing. That leaves McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Pagani, Ferrari, and a few others without a crossover/SUV.

Source: autocar.co.uk

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