Ferrari originally announced the Purosangue back in September 2018 but we haven’t heard anything about Maranello’s first SUV ever since. Thankfully, the Italians have uploaded onto their corporate website a document regarding how it performed during 2021 in terms of sales, revenue, and whatnot. Why is that relevant? Because it includes a juicy tidbit about when the high-riding Prancing Horse will finally break cover.
Tucked away in the document on page 12 is news about the Purosangue entering production sometime this year. In addition, Ferrari says it will kick off customer deliveries in 2023, which tells us it won’t be until closer to this year’s end when assembly will start. It’s the only time the SUV is mentioned in the document, so other new details have not been disclosed.
However, when the “Ferrari Utility Vehicle” was announced, the company did share some interesting details about its belated answer to the Lamborghini Urus. It promised the Purosangue would be the most exciting SUV to drive in its segment while offering “revolutionary accessibility and state-of-the-art comfort.”
It will be underpinned by a newly developed front-mid-engined architecture with support for all-wheel drive and an adjustable ride height courtesy of an air suspension. The Ferrari Purosangue will have a transaxle double-clutch automatic transmission and a hybrid powertrain. Although the battery’s size has not been specified, we do know the SUV will offer an unspecified amount of pure electric range. That tells us it will be a plug-in hybrid.
Several powertrains are being conceived for the platform, with the combustion engine sitting between the front axle and the driver. The PHEV system will deliver the “highest power output plus electric motor.” The latter will send power to the rear axle for an SUV that will accommodate four people.
With production commencing late this year, logic tells us the official premiere will take place by mid-2022. As seen above, prototypes have already switched to a heavily camouflaged production body after test mules were spotted looking like a modified Maserati Levante.
Source: Ferrari, Varryx / YouTube