Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 Release and Specs

For a long time it is expected that Alfa Romeo introduced its first model in the crossover SUV segment. The latest information suggests a possible presentation of the new model in the second half of 2016. The Alfa Romeo SUV 2017, should be presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016. The company has not yet announced under which name will sell the vehicle. The beginning of sales are expected at the end of 2016. It should be noted that the dealers in North America, already had the opportunity to learn about  new Alfa SUV.

Earlier information indicated that the Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 is developing under the codename “Project 949”. Company news, announce two SUV models, which will be offered,  Alfa Romeo SUV, which bears the internal designation Tipo 949, will belong to the D-segment SUV category. Another crossover SUV model has an internal designation Tipo 962, and it belongs to the C-segment SUV category.

Alfa Romeo SUV 2017

Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 Specs

Reid Bigland, Alfa Romeo’s boss for North America, announced Alfa Romeo SUV 2017, as a vehicle that with its attractive design will stand out in the SUV segment. However, the design of the vehicle is not the only thing that should attract customers, especially in the US market. Reliability, quality and performance are very important in the choice of this class. The company announced that they will try to bring down the time that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S set at the Nirburgring.

Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 will be a competitor to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 models. According to some information, its dimensions will be slightly larger than the dimensions of the BMW X3 model. The vehicle will be set to Giorgio platform, developed by Maserati. The platform is designed for vehicles with rear-wheel drive. However, the company announced a version with 4×4 drive. Production will take place at the Cassino plant in Italy.

Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 (949 D-segment SUV) will characterize advanced, innovative engines, impressive strength/weight and distinctive Italian design. The company strives to be the best model of this vehicle with rear-wheel drive, and the drive to all four wheels, that is industrialized in the territory of Italy. This comfortable athletes should get the new V6 diesel engine in its basic version. According to some information, powertrains will develop Ferrari. The offer should be to find a new four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Top deals will form gasoline engine version with 500 horsepower. Version with the strongest diesel engine will deliver around 350 horsepower.

Other Alfa Romeo SUV, or Tipo 962, will appear later on the market. He will belong to the C-segment SUV, and will be higher than Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 D-segment. It should have three rows of seats. Also, this model will be offered in versions with RWD and AWD.

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