Alfa Romeo confirms Italian-built SUV based on new Cherokee by 2015

Article by Christian A., on May 8, 2013

It has been confirmed that by 2015, Alfa Romeo will produce an all-new Italian-built SUV, according to the automaker’s UK chief. This SUV will be based on the all-new Jeep Cherokee, which made its debut at the New York Auto Show this year. A Telegraph report revealed that the new Alfa crossover will be built on the same underpinnings as that of the Cherokee and that this vehicle will be "absolutely, 100% an Alfa Romeo."

The Alfa variant will be available in either front- or all-wheel drive. It’s also believed to have almost the same looks as the 2003 Alfa Romeo Kamal Concept.

If it’s true that an Alfa Romeo SUV is being developed, it’s suggestive that the Fiat and Chrysler are working on some sort of circular engineering. Both the new Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee are based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Even when Chrysler’s engineers revised and widened the chassis for their own different purposes, it remains to be an Alfa platform.

Fiat Group CEO Sergio Marchionne is eager to revive Alfa with several new products as the worldwide sales of Alfa have declined in the past few years. Alfa will use the 4C mid-engine sports car to relaunch the sporty brand in several markets around the globe such as the U.S.

At around the same time as the SUV is launched in 2015, Alfa will offer a new Spider model assembled by Mazda and based on the next-generation MX-5. It’s not yet known for sure if the Alfa version of the Cherokee will follow the 4C and the Spider to the U.S. market.

2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV gives a modern vibe to this popular model. The motivation behind the design was to be able to build an automobile which propels Jeep into the new generation, a vehicle with a structure developed for efficiency but still incorporating Jeep's trademark design and DNA. The efficiency and capacity of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee are not only evident in its exterior but also in its driving experience which offers versatility, be it in all on-road, trail and weather conditions.

The all-new Jeep Cherokee's upper body is built with smooth, streamlined shapes that accentuate its wind-splitting efficiency. Its rugged lower body offers protection which is a distinct feature of every Jeep.

2014 Jeep Cherokee has a dominant road presence due to its robust stance and aggressive wheel-to-body proportions. The approach and departure angles were boldly constructed which make the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the best among its contemporaries. The front exterior is designed with Jeep's classic iconic look as inspiration featuring a waterfall hood with the trademark peaked, seven-slotted grille that gives it a sharp look. The hood is evidently distinguished separately from the front fenders in a fresh spin of Jeep tradition. Precision and accuracy are guaranteed by the assembly of its one-piece hood and grille.

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