As part of Alfa Romeo’s reinvigoration, a plethora of new models are in the works. Alongside the recently released Giulia sedan, the Italian automaker is developing a small SUV to rival the likes of the Audi Q5.
Spy shots of the car have only so far shown it testing beneath the skin of a Fiat 500L. Nevertheless, X-Tomi Design has imagined the upcoming Alfa Romeo SUV with a design reminiscent of the Giulia. While it’s impossible to know at this early stage how the SUV will look, there’s certainly a possibility that Alfa will draw on the Giulia in the design of its future models and broader design language.
Beyond the design, the car is tipped to be based around the rear-wheel drive Giorgio platform developed by Maserati and set to be used in the next-generation Ghibli sedan. Additionally, there’s a chance the Alfa Romeo SUV will feature a 50:50 weight distribution to provide an extremely well handling car.
The Italian firm is so keen to enter the market because the entry-level premium SUV market is the fast-growing sector for SUVs. Alfa Romeo is set to offer a selection of different four and six-cylinder engines for its SUV with a range topping turbocharged V6 pinned to deliver around 500 hp. Elsewhere, a potent diesel engine will deliver around 350 hp which eclipses the 309 hp delivered by the Audi SQ5.
[Via X-Tomi Design]