If Alfa Romeo denied rumors about a future SUV then why has Chrysler decided to build two of them under the Alfa Romeo name? Both models will be built in the US with the first model being based on the Giulietta and launching in 2012. The second one is based on the Jeep Cherokee with a debut set for 2014.

The two SUVs are internally known as CSUV (Project 921, CXover possible model name) and D-SUV led (Project 931, model name DXover possible). Both models will be built on the so-called C/D-matrix platform that will also be used for a few other Alfa Romeo models in the future. With approximately 4.6 meters, the Giulietta version will be about 30 centimeters shorter than the D-SUV.

The smaller version will only be offered with four-cylinder engines, with base version using a 115 HP 1.6-liter engine version and the top model using a 1.8-liter engine with 140 HP. A 200 HP Quadrifoglio Verde will also be offered. The Diesel version will include a 1.6-liter engine with 120 HP and a larger 2.0-liter engine with 140 or 170 HP.

At its launch, the DXover version will be offered with a 2.8-liter V6 with 197 HP and a new 3.0-liter V6 with 225 HP at first. A 273 HP 3.3 liters V6 engine will be available at a later date.

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Source: Autobild

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10 comments:

  (328) posted on 08.18.2011

Its kind of smart move to offer a crossover version in times of fuel crisis. And we couldn’t admit the growing demand on this car. BTW, I think this vehicle would be powerful.

  (347) posted on 08.18.2011

I really hate this news, wherein one car manufacturer is borrowing engine from the other. I can’t stop doubting the reliability of this production.

  (205) posted on 05.30.2011

Aesthetically, I think this car would be look good though I don’t know if a V-grille fits on this car. BTW. I hope to read a future details for this production.

  (257) posted on 05.30.2011

With the figure performance of this car I can tell that it would be diesel-powered car. There are a lot of future production for Alfa Romeo and the bad thing , they are not yet line up for the future production.

  (745) posted on 09.7.2010

Nine models? They’re into something. I guess they have a certain quota on how many models they would like to release.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

Okay. I get it. Everyone can’t get over the crap Chrysler pushed on us since before the turn around. But we aren’t there anymore. But here’s a great big hint as to how I feel about it.

  (1333) posted on 06.29.2010

This latest development is part of a larger plan by Fiat to streamline its production process. Currently the brand builds 14 vehicles at five plans in Italy. But as of 2012, Fiat hopes to just build nine models in Italy.

  (211) posted on 06.28.2010

It may look like a vibe or a caliber in shape, but in detail it’s much better and more look gorgeous. Love the way AR is going.

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

Maybe the jeep cherokee are still selling well over the market. So, there is no use for a new model. And that’s why they given their two cross over to alfa romeo.

  (507) posted on 06.27.2010

I like it but the delta air vents were not removed. Yes, with alfa you can customize almost anything except for the signature delta shape vents.

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