The Maserati Kubang (follow link for more details and a video on the vehicle) has definitely created a bang in the gossip department! Mixed reactions are running rampant about the marquee’s SUV concept that emerged at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. Top gearhead gripes include the Kubang’s not-so-banging appearance, the idea of a Maserati SUV, the strange name, and the fact that an Italian luxury car is to be built in the U.S. (Michigan). Now it seems that maybe someone in the chain of command has been listening about the name issue!
Recently, Cars UK reported that Maserati has filed for a patent application in Europe for the name “Cinqueporte”…which happens to translate to ‘5 doors’. Now we can play connect the dots and guess that the name is intended for the Maserati Kubang. This vehicle has not even emerged onto the streets and seems to have a Puff Daddy identity crisis!
I hope that the information discovered and conclusions drawn are true, because ‘Kubang’ just doesn’t do it for me. And considering the name game further, it makes great sense to add a Cinqueporte to the lineup that includes the Maserati Quattroporte.
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Rear view of the Maserati SUV
Funny 2003 Kubang concept
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