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Ferrari will launch its first SUV in 2019 and work in an electric supercar that will rival the Tesla Roadster

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The speculations are over. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the Fiat Group and Ferrari, has confirmed at the Detroit Motor Show that the signing of the Cavallino Rampante will launch its first SUV at the end of 2019 or, at the latest, at the beginning of 2020. He also assured that they will also build its first zero-emission supercar that will rival directly with the Tesla Roadster.

The executive of the luxury Italian manufacturer, in addition, has challenged Lamborghini, who recently unveiled the Urus, which promises to be the fastest SUV in the world, predicting that his SUV will be “the fastest on the market”. An affirmation that, translated in numbers, supposes to improve the 0-100 km / h in so 3.6 seconds or the top speed of 305 km / h that will offer the mentioned Lamborghini Urus. This will hit the market in 2019.

Regarding the electric supercar, he has not made such promising portrayals about the benefits, but he has emphasized the potential of the brand: “People are amazed at what Tesla achieved with the Roadster: I’m not trying to minimize what Elon did, but I think it’s feasible for all of us. ” Also, he has hinted that they will launch it before the signing of Palo Alto, although without specifying a date. “If an electric supercar is built, then Ferrari will be the first,” Marchionne said in a Bloomberg statement.

In this way, Ferrari will begin a turn towards the electrified engines that Marchionne had always shown reluctantly, who explained that “we do it because we have to do it.” The new plan for Ferrari that will be launched in the first half will include hybrid cars, so going from there to an electric is easy “.

The global change of strategy will foreseeably catapult Ferrari over the self-imposed barrier of 10,000 annual sales, which will exceed the limit established by the European Union to benefit from a lower requirement in terms of CO2 emissions. However, the company expects to double operating profits to approximately 2,350 million dollars (1,920 million euros) in 2022.

Ecomotor.es – 01/17/2018 – EL ECONOMISTA  (Translation Soft)

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