It was inevitable. Now Maserati is offering an SUV. Is nothing sacred? Evidently not, as other storied marques known for sports cars or sleek coupes have jumped on that fashionable SUV bandwagon as well, an unfathomable concept several years ago.
Often market pressures trump brand sensibilities. To wit, Bentley and Jaguar have recently introduced their first-ever SUVs. Heck, Porsche already has compact and midsized ones. As SUVs represent half of all luxury-vehicle purchases, it's a business necessity. But keeping the brand DNA intact while moving into new segments represents a challenge for automakers' engineers, designers, and marketers.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties