Alfa Romeo is preparing to make an impressive comeback to the US market with four new models. One of them is the company’s long rumored compact crossover SUV. The model - unnamed, but rumored to be called CXover - will be built on the same platform as the next generation Jeep Liberty and will target models like the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3.
Alfa Romeo will offer both front-drive and all-wheel drive variants, and a full engine line-up including 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 delivers a total of 275 HP. It has also been rumored that a new 9-speed automatic transmission will find its way into the new SUV.
Expect to see the new Alfa Romeo SUV launched sometime in 2013, more than likely at the Geneva Motor Show.