Alfa Romeo SUV in Development
Alfa Romeo has been planning a large U.S. comeback, and those plans could include a compact SUV, vital for success in the North American market. A new report in the UK's Auto Express suggests the compact crossover will use Alfa's new rear and all-wheel drive Giorgio architecture, and is expected in 2016, though it has not been confirmed for the U.S. Alfa Romeo originally showed its Kamal SUV concept at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, but development never came to fruition. Similarly, in 2010 Alfa said it would have a Volkswagen Tiguan competitor by 2012, but that obviously hasn't happened either. And considering how many times we've written about the 4C's time and again delayed arrival in the U.S., we won't exactly expect the new, yet-to-be-named SUV to arrive in the U.S. fresh off the assembly plant in Italy. We do finally expect the Alfa Romeo 4C to make its American debut this year, and more models are expected to come next year, including the BMW 3 Series fighter in the Giulia. Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne will provide an update on May 6, outlining the latest plans for both the U.S. and global markets. If Alfa is to ever command a presence in the U.S., it'll need appealing, compact crossovers in its lineup. Source: Auto Express
The plant is intended for production of the Atlantic compact sedan.