Maserati
is moving ahead with its plans to bring a trident-branded sport-utility vehicle into the world. Reportedly set to debut in Frankfurt later this year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based SUV will be built at Chrysler's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. That's right, an Italian-blooded sport-ute is set to be pieced together right here in the Motor City.

Since the Grand Cherokee got a stylish update, we don't expect Maserati to have much difficulty in making it look even better. Also, whatever motivation lies under the hood should make great noises and provide more than suitable power.

Take notice, Porsche Cayenne owners.