Ferrari is seriously working on an SUV internally codenamed as FX16; expected to debut in 2020
Ferrari is long rumored to be working on an SUV and last month the Italian brand’s CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the speculations. Internally codenamed as FX16, this car would need around 30 months to be ready for debut and we can expect it to come out in 2020. Upon arrival, the Ferrari SUV is going to challenge the Lamborghini Urus, another SUV from another Italian supercar manufacturer.
It is not unknown that SUVs are becoming increasingly popular around the world and several global auto majors that have been always known for shying away from those boxy tough vehicles, are changing their strategy. Bentley, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati are the examples and all the SUVs from these brands are garnering pretty much attention and improving the sales status as well. Ferrari too hopes to see doubled profit by 2022 with its first SUV that is currently under development.
Meanwhile while we are expecting the brand to reveal further details about this SUV, Omniauto has published a rendered image of the upcoming car that is based on the GTC4Lusso. Clearly, this SUV will be different compared to the other SUVs available in market. This will blend the elegance of a Ferrari sportscar and masculine toughness of an off-roader.
As the rendered image shows, there are sharp swept back LED headlamps, a large black hexagonal front grille. The black carbon fibre front splitter, large sporty wheels, side skirts, sharp character lines are there. Also, it could receive quad round shaped LED taillights.
The Ferrari FX16 SUV will share its underpinning with the GTC4Lusso. It would come powered by a hybrid V8 turbocharged engine and power will be sent to all the four wheels. China could come up as the prime target of Ferrari FX16 as the customers there have a keen interest on luxury cars with exotic design and high performance capability.