Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne has confirmed a Ferrari SUV will arrive by 2020, and that Ferrari has plans to build an electric supercar following hybrid Ferraris.
Last summer we revealed that Ferrari had had a change of heart about building an SUV, and that it was now under consideration.
But it was no real surprise that Ferrari had bowed to the inevitable, especially with the Lamborghini Urus about to arrive (at that point) and the Bentley Bentayga doing great business.
Now, ahead of a new Ferrari ‘Plan’ to be revealed in the first half of this year, Marchionne has declared that the Ferrari SUV will arrive by late 2019 or early 2020 and will be the fastest SUV on the market. And doubtless see Ferrari breach its self-imposed production limit of 10,000 cars a year in the process.
Marchionne also said that Ferrari will be the first to build an electric supercar, declaring that what Tesla has done with performance cars is doable by Ferrari, and others, and there’s no doubt an electric Ferrari – at the right price point – would be another blow for Tesla to add to the blows coming from cars like the Jaguar i-Pace, Porsche Mission E, Audi e-Tron SUV and many more.
But before an electric Ferrari arrives, Ferrari will be introducing hybrid powertrains for their cars – to be revealed in the forthcoming ‘Plan’ – which, says Marchionne, will make it an easy step to a full electric Ferrari.