Ferrari’s SUV: It’s coming

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne famously claimed you’d need to shoot him before Ferrari built an SUV. That tone has softened drastically in recent months, with Marchionne quoted as saying “There are more people that would buy non-extreme versions of Ferrari than those that will buy extreme versions,” in a discussion about the potential of a utility vehicle from Maranello.

Well-placed sources claim that ‘Project F16X’ is already well advanced, and a high-riding fourseater could lift Ferrari’s sales from their present 9000 vehicles per year closer to 15,000.