Friday , May 14 2021

The future small Alfa Romeo SUV can have a Jeep Renegade platform



Alpha Romeo works in SUV model for entry in the range to compete against the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. It will be located under the current Stelvio, logically with more accessible price (Today, Argentina starts 54,500 euros).

According to the Spanish medium Autopista, the future product could uses the Jeep Renegade platform, which is the same as the one Fiat 500X. The reason? Save costs and use the synergy of the group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), of which Alpha is part.

Prototype Kamal 2003. Alpha works in a small SUV under Stelvio.
Prototype Kamal 2003. Alpha works in a small SUV under Stelvio.

The size of the future SUV will be around 4.3 meters (Stelvio measures 4.68 meters) and will have versions with simple traction to get a sales volume. The 4×4 variants will be for the highest-end versions.

The name, which now has more chances, according to the media, is Kamal. It was already prototype with that name in 2003. That's the one you can see on the pictures.

Sharing the platform with Renegade will allow you to save brand costs.
Sharing the platform with Renegade will allow you to save brand costs.

According to the Spanish portal, mechanically they could be the same as the separator brings to Europe. How gasoline three-cylinder 1.0 of 120 HP and four-cylinder 1.3 of 150 HP. In diesel, 1.6 of 120 CVs and 2.0 of 140 or 170 HP. An unprecedented option is not excluded plug-in hybrid.

His production would be reserved for the factory Pomigliano, near Naples, Italy.


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