The major carmakers are now putting their attention to SUV segment and those not known for making SUVs and crossovers are also paying attention to the segment! Ferrari is going to make a luxury SUV but nothing has been heard from McLaren on a positive note. The company itself has only said that it will be making an SUV in the near future. However, from the speculation over the net, the new model is expected to be called 2020 Mclaren SUV.
It may not actually resist the temptation for long- say the industry veterans. When companies like Maserati, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo have joined the SUV bandwagon- McLaren may do the same.
2020 Mclaren SUV design possibilities
The fact is, the possibility of McLaren launching a luxury SUV is unclear. So far, the online rumor site shave comes up with speculative renders of the upcoming car. The SUV will be taller compared to typical racing cars from the company. The styling will be similar though. The maximum resemblances will be with the 720S.
Overall, the design will be sharp, athletic and aerodynamic. It is not known if the SUV will be launched in some trims or not. The car is likely to get sleek alloy wheels and Led lamps. The hood may get cooling vents. Exterior colors will include some metallic shades. The back side may sport a quad exhaust tip with the metallic end.
2020 Mclaren SUV interior is sleek and lavish
The cabin of 2020 Mclaren SUV will be sleek and lavishly designed. Owing to the coupe-like roof- the rear seat passengers may have to cope with reduced headroom. The dashboard will have a fluid layout and quality leather will be used for the upholstery. Cargo space is likely to be just about average. Ambient lighting may be there.
McLaren needs to improve the amenities including the infotainment setup if it wants to succeed in the luxury SUV segment. So, a big touchscreen based setup is expected with support for Bluetooth and USB. A number of advanced safety features are also expected. Extensive customization will be offered by the company.
2020 Mclaren SUV engine rumors
It is difficult to say which engine will be used by McLaren in its first ever SUV but it will be a very powerful engine. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 which is there in the 570S model may be used after some tweaks.
The output of the upcoming 2020 Mclaren SUV is not known but acceleration will be blazing fast- on the line of Lamborghini Urus. A Hybrid engine may also be used but it may be introduced later. The engine may be offered with AWD.
2020 Mclaren SUV price and availability
Since the company has not said anything on the topic, guessing the release date is tough. However, it may be unveiled in 2020. The expected price of the 2020 Mclaren SUV is around $200,000.
Summing it up
A lot of things about the 2020 Mclaren SUV are shrouded in uncertainty. The company is yet to confirm the launch, as it is. However, the intense competition in luxury SUV segment has fueled the buzz of the launch of the vehicle. It is going to be a pretty expensive car- for sure. It will face steep competition from the likes of Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX.