Says most of its cars will be hy­brid by 2022

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - News -

Most of the cars ma­de by Fer­ra­ri will be hy­brid pe­trol-e­lec­tric by 2022, the I­ta­li­an sports car ma­nu­fac­tu­rer an­noun­ced re­cent­ly. T­his mis­si­on in­clu­des its first sport u­ti­li­ty vehi­cle (SUV).

“By 2022, ne­ar­ly 60% of the mo­dels we pro­du­ce will be built a­round hy­brid po­wer­trains,” CEO Lou­is Ca­mil­le­ri said at the com­pa­ny’s Ma­ra­nel­lo he­ad­quar­ters in I­ta­ly.

The com­pa­ny is well lo­ved for its low-slung a­e­ro­dy­n­a­mic sports cars.

Now it will al­so launch its first SUV, the Pu­ro­san­gue, in 2022.

Gas-guz­z­ling Fer­ra­ris are fa­ced with mo­re and mo­re an­tie­mis­si­on re­gu­la­ti­ons a­round the wor­ld, as well as in­cre­a­singly en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly a­wa­re would-be o­w­ners.

Fer­ra­ri stock tum­bled 8% in Au­gust as in­ves­tors won­de­red if the com­pa­ny could stay on track af­ter the de­ath of le­gen­da­ry boss Ser­gio Mar­chi­on­ne.

An­noun­cing the SUV, Ca­mil­le­ri said he i­ni­ti­al­ly did not li­ke the i­dea of u­sing the phra­se SUV in the sa­me sen­ten­ce as “Fer­ra­ri”.

“It just does not sit well with our brand and all t­hat it re­pre­sents,” he ad­mit­ted, but in­sis­ted t­hat the new de­sign will “re­de­fi­ne ex­pec­ta­ti­ons”.

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