The shooting brake legacy dies as the SUV demand expands. After 5 years of roaming the streets, the Ferarri GTC4 Lusso is the latest one to succumb to its doom to make way for an SUV from the Italian manufacturer.
“In accordance with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the company’s standard model life cycle, Ferrari has phased out production of the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T,” revealed Ferrari in a statement.
This indicates towards Ferrari’s new four-seater SUV named ‘Purosangue’. Much like the GTC4Lusso that it’ll be replacing, it’s rumoured to come in N/A V12 and turbocharged V8 variants but a new turbocharged V6 wouldn’t be unexpected. The SUV is expected to be revealed on 2021.
The death of the Ferrari hatchback has been subject to speculations of a revival, or a ‘facelift++’ successor to be precise, much like the Portofino is to the California. However, no successor has been announced, nor has one been rumoured or spotted undergoing testing.