At the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, Alfa Romeo has confirmed that its upcoming SUV will be available with a high-performance variant created in a similar vein to the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.

The news was announced by Alfa Romeo chief operating officer for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Alfredo Altavilla. Powering the hardcore Alfa Romeo SUV will be the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine as the Giulia QV. However, it remains to be seen if the SUV will pump out the same 503 hp as the sedan.

According to reports, the Alfa Romeo SUV will 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.

Beyond this new small premium SUV, the Italian marque is also planning another SUV. Believed to be similar in size to the Volvo XC90, that car will feature the same platform as the smaller SUV.

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