A report from the Telegraph confirms which Alfa Romeo can develop an SUV. But, despite earlier rumors which it may be a twin from the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati Levante, Alfa mentioned it may be driven by smaller 2014 Cherokee, that was recently unveiled in the New York Auto Show.
Damien Dally, head of Alfa Romeo inside the United Kingdom, told the Telegraph the SUV can seem sometime inside the subsequent 2 or 3 many a long time.
Basing the unnamed sport-ute upon the smaller Jeep Cherokee suggests that, weirdly, which it’ll have some thing in typical along with existing Alfas, however explaining the connection may demand a flow chart.
The Cherokee is founded on the Dodge Dart, that is founded on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback. Which means, even along with 2 generations of Chrysler DNA mixed in, the SUV can still have the ability to discuss powertrains using the Giulietta.
The upcoming Alfa Romeo SUV will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and will target models like Audi Q5 and BMW X3 . The new SUV will be the fourth model in Alfa Romeo’s line-up next to the current Mito , Giulietta and the 159 .
The SUV will be offered in both front-drive and all-wheel drive variants, while engine line-up will include a 1750 TC GDI that delivers 200 HP, a 2.0-liter JTDm diesel unit with 140 HP and a 3.3 liter variant of Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 engine that deliver a total of 275 HP.
The new model is expected to be revealed sometime in 2013.