Alfa Romeo is predicted to disclose a brand new compact SUV tomorrow morning on the Geneva motor present, in accordance with sources in Italy.
Italian media suggests the automotive, regarded as referred to as Tonale, shall be electrified and shall be previewed by a recognisable idea automotive throughout Alfa’s press convention, which begins at 10am UK time.
Tonale is the identify of a mountain cross in northern Italy, which sits at an altitude of 1883 metres. The Stelvio cross (which lends its identify to the agency’s bigger SUV) sits one other 900 toes 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 shall be revealed.
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Alfa’s dad or mum firm, Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA), introduced plans to construct two new SUVs alongside a brand new GT4 coupé and 8C sports activities automotive, by 2022. Launching the small SUV first could be essential given the phase’s reputation.
Serving as a smaller sibling to the Stelvio, which has bought nicely alongside comparatively weak gross sales of non-SUV fashions such because the Giulia and Giulietta, the brand new mannequin is claimed to be the precedence automotive 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 are able to anticipate it to share styling cues and inside particulars with the Stelvio, whereas it’s unclear as but if it would use that automotive’s platform or transfer to a extra reasonably priced front-wheel-drive structure. Rumours counsel it would make use of the Jeep Renegade’s platform, which means front-wheel drive is probably going.
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