Luxury crossover Alfa Romeo intermarry with the cheapest JeepDecember 4, 2018
There are details about the future compact crossover Italian brand. Total brand plans to submit seven new products until 2022.
Concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to save on the development of new products: for example, the unnamed so far crossover, which will be one step lower than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, is expected to be built on the same “cart” as the Jeep Renegade, the most affordable crossover brand. Reports about it Motoring.com.au. In recent years, many companies have reduced the number of platforms used by their brands, FCA is no exception.
Recall that the Jeep’s entry-level SUV is based on the FCA Small Wide 4 × 4 platform. However, the second-generation crossover Jeep Compass, Fiat 500X and Fiat Toro pickup are also based on it. Among the features of this architecture: McPherson suspension front and rear, as well as the presence of multi-disc clutch in the rear wheel drive.
Production of new items they want to set up at the Alfa Romeo factory in Pomigliano d’Arco. Now only the “kid” of Fiat Panda is produced on this site. In turn, the elder brother – Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – comes off the assembly line of another Italian company of the concern, it is located in Cassino. It also produces Giulia sedans, which is not surprising, since it is this model that has shared a platform called Giorgio with the Stelvio all-terrain vehicle.
According to preliminary data, the future compact Alfa Romeo crossover will be offered with a hybrid installation. Other details about the new product yet.
Recall that in the early summer of this year, a plan was revealed to update the Alfa Romeo model range. According to him, another SUV will appear in the lineup until 2022, which will be larger than the Stelvio, the new Giulietta hatchback, as well as the GTV coupe and sports car 8C. The Chinese market will get long-basic versions of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV.
Meanwhile, sales of Alfa Romeo are growing in Europe: 86 805 cars were sold last year, which is 31.2% more than in 2016. And in January-September 2018, the old-world dealers handed over 71,085 cars to customers, which is 15.9% more than last year.