De Tomaso is coming back to town – and it will unveil its first modern concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The concept is referred to simply as the SLC for now, which stands for Sport Luxury Car, but it’s likely that a sexier official concept name will be unveiled nearer to the show days.

The De Tomaso SLC will be have a large crossover body type, which will basically mean it will go head to head against cars like the X6, the Cayenne, the Lexus RX, and the Acura ZDX. It will be designed by Pininfarina.

Two engine options will be available – a 550 horsepower V8 petrol engine as well as a 250 horsepower diesel V6.

The new De Tomaso company intends to build 3,000 units of the De Tomaso SLC annually, and two other models are also in the pipeline – a luxury sedan as well as a sports coupe, which the company intends to sell 3,000 and 2,000 units a year respectively.

De Tomaso was ‘resurrected’ by former Fiat marketing exec Gian Mario Rossignolo. The cars will be built at a Pininfarina factory in Grugliasco near Turin. The factory employs 900 people and includes a body shop, paint shop and a final assembly line.