11 McLaren SUV is coming

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British magazine Autocar recently published artists rendition of McLaren SUV that is rumored to be in development for some time already, with alleged release date sometime before 2028.

The drawings published by Autocar depict a low roofline coupe/SUV crossover that could be mistaken for binge-eating, overweight Artura or 650S with very large wheels. The aesthetics, however, are secondary to whatever mysterious reasons there are for millennial's obsession with SUVs. It is almost a given that any SUV-like contraption from McLaren will be financial success, even if it has limited headroom or luggage space and significant performance hit due to usual SUV ailments - extra weight, extra drag, wheel size and 4 wheel drive power losses.

According to rumors, this new McLaren crossover will only be available with fully electric powertrain. This is not surprising, considering the release date is far out into future. By 2028 tax and regulatory burden on combustion engines will make them non-viable anyway.

McLaren have previously denied any intention of entering SUV market and vowed to remain focused only on making sports cars. Meanwhile, all of their competitors have developed SUVs and are enjoying significant sales success. Porsche and Aston Martin, for example, are generating over half of their revenue from Cayenne, Taycan and DBX. Even purists like Ferrari and Lotus are developing crossover models.

2m ago by FastestLaps
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NotAltimGamr  1w ago

Isn’t McLaren kind of a part of Extreme E, which mostly consists of crossovers


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AaronVector  1m ago

sigh


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Freakz  2m ago

Everyone wants a piece of the SUV action!


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Corvolet3  2m ago

Shoot me


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Lambolover  2m ago

Ferrari and Mclaren in SSUV segment
Never saw this day coming

 

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FastestLaps  2m ago

I think the idea of Lotus SUV is worst of all...


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FastestLaps  2m ago

I also think we need to use the SSUV more often. Its now a whole separate segment.

X5/X6M
Cayenne Turbo variants
Bentayga
Aston DBX
Urus
Lotus Eletre
Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Audi RS Q8
Mercedes GLE & GLC AMG
Tesla Model X

list goes on...


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Lambolover  2m ago @FastestLaps

They make money from it so why not eh?
Lamborghini has sold more than 20k Uruses without making a newer model or facelifting it


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benedekpuskas  2m ago @Lambolover

Even though the Urus is overpriced af


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TypeF173  2m ago @benedekpuskas

Ofcourse. It's a Lamborghini, they've been that way since before you were born! LOL! ;)


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Lambolover

If that money ensures that independent supercar manufacturer like McLaren actually exists and is commercially viable, then yes - it's a good thing.