First product to come from the reborn Italian marque that was responsible for classic sports GTs like the Pantera and Mangusta, the 2012 De Tomaso Deauville stepped into the public limelight at Geneva. Named after a De Tomaso sedan from the '70s and aimed at a more sedate buyer group that might also be pondering vehicles like the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, this Pininfarina-designed premium large crossover will head to production later this year offering a choice of two gasoline engines: a 300-horspower V6 and a 550-horse V8.
The aluminum-intensive Deauville is constructed using an innovative technology called Univis that markedly reduces the number of dies required in the stamping process. De Tomaso Chairman Gianmario Rossignolo currently anticipates building about 3,000 of these luxurious Deauville five-door models per year. The firm also plans to spin about 3,000 sedan and 2,000 coupe variants off of the platform.