Ferrari hybrid coming in 2019
Ferrari has announced that a hybrid model will arrive later this year, with the Italian carmaker promising that the new car will occupy a completely new segment.
Speaking at a private conference at the launch of the new F8 Tributo – which has made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show – company bosses confirmed that the hybrid would appear in the next “two to three months”.
“It will be a complete new position; a new segment,” they added. “The [hybrid] helps us offer a different approach and allows us to father a larger family without losing performance.”
Ferrari wouldn’t confirm where exactly the new hybrid would sit in the carmaker’s line-up, although it seems unlikely that the new car would undercut either the Portofino or the F8 Tributo.
However, it could boast more power and torque than the F8 in spite of its lower cylinder capacity.
Ferrari is set to reveal three other new models in 2019, with one of those almost guaranteed to be an convertible F8 Spider. It’s possible that the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T could be updated, having been on sale since 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Meanwhile, the company remains on course to reveal its first SUV in 2022, and it could target the ‘fastest SUV’ title currently held by the Bentley Bentayga Speed. A total of 15 new Ferraris are due in the next five years, and the company's use of hybrid technology will likely grow over the coming years.