Ferrari resisted it as much as possible but then it looks like they have finally given in to the changing trends. Almost every performance car manufacturer has churned out an SUV, Lamborghini being the latest to join the fray with the Urus.
The other big news is the motor powering the SUV which is expected to be a hybrid and not the traditional V12 we have come to love. Now Ferrari already has a hybrid in the form of the ground-breaking LaFerrari, however, this new system in the SUV will be more traditional, concentrating on saving trees rather than hardcore performance. If the SUV does serve as the V8 hybrid's debut model, it will almost certainly take the form of a plug-in hybrid and directly rival the Lamborghini Urus, which will also feature a plug-in hybrid variant soon enough. As of now Ferrari is not bound by CO2 standards as it produces less than 10,000 cars per year. But an SUV is sure to change that and Ferrari will have to adhere to regulations.
Question remains whether or not an electrified powertrain will affect Ferrari’s purist image, however Ferrari has assured us that no matter what the powertrain or the body shape, it will drive like a Ferrari. The SUV is expected to take final shape by 2019.