Italian sport-ute to use Grand Cherokee platform, be made in Michigan.
In the interview, Marchionne raved about the Grand Cherokee's platform, saying, "This is just a great architecture. Why wouldn't I put a Maserati on it?" While we certainly see his logic (and we do like the new Grand Cherokee), we have to hope Fiat doesn't go too hog-wild in finding new brands for existing platforms. For example, the Dodge Ram is a great truck, but a Ferrari version might be pushing the envelope a bit too far. (We said might.) [via The Wall Street Journal]
Pictured: The Maserati Kuba design concept, another example of what we hope the Maser-Jeep looks absolutely nothing like.