Alfa Romeo crossover

13 Aug, 2012 4:29pm

Latest spy pictures reveal the new Alfa Romeo crossover is on track for a 2013 release

We’ve got fresh pictures of the new Alfa Romeo crossover, hiding under a Giulietta body. The newcomer is one in a series of new models based on the flexible CUSW platform that underpins Alfa’s family hatchback and is set to arrive in 2013.

The car will be powered by Fiat Group engines, consisting of turbocharged four-cylinder units. Most popular will be the 2.0-litre MulitJet diesels, which will produce upwards of 140bhp, while MultiAir petrols will also be available. Buyers will be given the option of both two and four-wheel drive.

The new car will play an important role in revitalising Alfa Romeo’s range – which is now down to just the MiTo and Giulietta the UK – and will aim to cash in on the popular crossover market, currently dominated by cars like the Nissan Qashqai.

It will also appear as a new compact Jeep model, which is designed to replace the Patriot.

Expect to see the Alfa Romeo crossover make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year, while the Jeep variant is expected to be at the Detroit Motor Show in January.