Say goodbye to the Maserati Kubang, and say hello to...well, we don't know what it'll be called yet, but we'll be seeing it come January 2014.

According to Automotive News Europe, Maserati will unveil the production version of its SUV – complete with a new name – at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, a little over a year and a half from now. In the meantime, however, the Kubang concept (pictured above) that previews its form will be put into retirement.

This after the concept has made the rounds on the international circuit including the Frankfurt Motor Show (where it was first unveiled back in September), in Dubai (where it was shown to a large portion of its target market), at the Detroit Auto Show (near where it will be built alongside the Jeep Grand Cherokee on which it is based, with engines shipped in from Italy) and at the Beijing Motor Show, where it is currently on display for what is reportedly the last time.


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      ACSRHS
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know... I like it, but I don't love it. I feel like there's something that's missing that'd make this car sexier. I'm thinking it's the rear and the overall proportions. It needs to invoke feelings of desire and passion even if it's an SUV... It's still a Maserati.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      thank you mr car god....i just hope they revise the design as well
      Jason Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The headlights are cool but that does it for positives for this. It's hideous. The URUS is fantastic, the Evoque is a scene-stealing beauty, the Grand CherokeeSRT8 is awesome and the porsche cayenne, esp turbo, is a wonder to behold. This 'kerplop' is NOT fantastic or beautiful orawesome or an automotive wonder: why is this being built? We can safely assume all involved in making, selling or buying this, well, mild abomination are utterly clueless.
      itchybutt
      • 2 Years Ago
      cover the grill and you'll see it's a clone of a chinese Geely's SUV developed years ago.. http://www.nextconceptcars.com/wp-content/geely-suv-1.jpg
        maverick_02
        • 2 Years Ago
        @itchybutt
        You are right on! Wonder of a Chinese cart company was finally able to sue someone else for copying their design.... Lol!
      MattMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Retire it? How about killing it with fire?
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank goodness, the concept was hideous
      itchybutt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lol.. Copy a Geely SUV concept shown back in 2008 http://www.nextconceptcars.com/concept-cars/geely-suv-concept-review/
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope it looks entirely different than this CX-5/Q5 ripoff.
      bouljf
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the name Quattroporte; it’s exotic (Italian) but also describes a major feature of the car. I think Maserati should go with a similar concept when naming the Kubang’s production version. I’m thinking Quattromotrici or Tuttiterra.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still say they should have called it KaChing!
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like how the headline gets you to read their "article" by making it sound like they are not going to make this car. - in all likely hood, it will look 99% the same....Why AB, Why do you consistently play games with our minds.....
        adrenalnjunky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        How does that story line mislead anyone? They're retiring the concept show car, because the production model is almost ready for debut. I read it and clicked the link hoping that a production version was pictured.
      FJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      they could not compete against the lambo SUV concept
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FJ
        lambo and maserati never have and never will compete. totally different vehicles with different purposes
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