Alfa Romeo is anticipated to disclose a brand new compact SUV on the Geneva motor present, in keeping with sources in Italy.
Italian media suggests the automobile, considered known as Tonale, can be electrified and can be previewed by a recognisable idea automobile throughout Alfa’s press convention, which begins at 10am UK time.
Tonale is the identify of a mountain move in northern Italy, which sits at an altitude of 1883 metres. The Stelvio move (which lends its identify to the agency’s bigger SUV) sits one other 900 ft increased. Hypothesis is rife that using this identify, seen on the agency’s stand by journalists given early entry to the present, confirms a smaller SUV can be revealed.
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Alfa’s dad or mum firm, Fiat Chrysler Vehicles (FCA), introduced plans to construct two new SUVs alongside a brand new GT4 coupé and 8C sports activities automobile, by 2022. Launching the small SUV first can be essential given the phase’s reputation.
Serving as a smaller sibling to the Stelvio, which has bought effectively alongside comparatively weak gross sales of non-SUV fashions such because the Giulia and Giulietta, the brand new mannequin is alleged to be the precedence automobile to be launched by new group CEO Mike Manley. Manley is credited with placing the Jeep model again right into a place of energy by launching extra attainable SUV fashions, such because the Renegade.
Particulars of the brand new Alfa Romeo are scarce, however we will count on it to share styling cues and inside particulars with the Stelvio, whereas it’s unclear as but if it is going to use that automobile’s platform or transfer to a extra inexpensive front-wheel-drive structure. Rumours recommend it is going to make use of the Jeep Renegade’s platform, that means front-wheel drive is probably going.
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