Ferrari's Utility Vehicle Isn't Approved Yet, and Don't Call it an SUV

Ferrari marketing chief Enrico Galliera told us that Ferrari is looking to build a utility vehicle that's unlike anything else on sale.

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Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne made many headlines recently when he said the company would "probably" build some sort of utility vehicle. But, Ferrari would like you to know that it is not building an SUV. At a Frankfurt Auto Show press conference, Ferrari marketing chief Enrico Galliera told us as much.

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Pictured above: the GTC4Lusso.

"We are investigating a new concept that doesn't exist in the market, so that means that it's not an SUV," Galliera said. "Ferrari is looking for new concepts going in the direction of creating a more versatile car to be used in different conditions, but without loosing one of the key characteristics of Ferrari, which is the sportiness."

Echoing Marchionne's previous comments, Galleria added that while Ferrari hasn't given this future model final approval, it's increasingly likely that it'll make production.

"We still have to validate it, but we have some very nice ideas," he said. "It's not going to be something currently existing in the market." And when he says "the market," he doesn't just mean Ferrari's lineup; he means the entire car market.

So, it's anyone's guess as to what this Ferrari utility vehicle will be, just don't call it an SUV.

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