Alfa Romeo has delayed a few times plans to return to the US market after 20 years of absence and when you finally expect to have a final date, the company announced another delay. Now it appears that Alfa Romeo will be coming back to the US market in 2013 and the first model to be offered with be a SUV model. It will be followed by a sedan version of the new Giulia.
The upcoming Alfa Romeo SUV will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and will target models like Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The new SUV will be the fourth model in Alfa Romeo’s line-up next to the current Mito, Giulietta and the 159.
The SUV will be offered in both front-drive and all-wheel drive variants, while engine line-up will include a 1750 TC GDI that delivers 200 HP, a 2.0-liter JTDm diesel unit with 140 HP and a 3.3 liter variant of Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 engine that deliver a total of 275 HP.
The new model is expected to be revealed sometime in 2013.
UPDATE 10/24/2012: Today we have a new rendering for the upcoming Alfa Romeo SUV. We hope you like it!