Alfa Romeo To Display A New Compact SUV At Geneva?

If we were to give credit to a new report, then Alfa Romeo might be two weeks away from unveiling a brand new SUV of compact dimensions.

We’ve already heard this rumor from our own sources (hence the presence of the Alfa SUV in our Geneva Show list), and now Motor1 is reporting too that the Stelvio’s smaller sibling could be presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

We’ll take this information with the proverbial pinch of salt, as it’s only a rumor. Nonetheless, we reached out to our FCA contacts hoping to find out more about it, so depending on what they have to say, we’ll either update this post or come back with a new one.

Announced last summer in Alfa’s official road map, this new compact SUV is thought to ride on a smaller version of the Giorgio platform, shared with the Giulia and Stelvio. This will ensure standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, as well as electrified powertrains. At the top of the range, clients should expect a high-performance PHEV, with around 400 horsepower.

Also Read: Alfa Romeo Confirms New GTV, Mid-Engine 8C And Two More SUVs

Another report claimed that the yet-unnamed compact SUV might share its nuts and bolts with the Jeep Renegade which, in turn, uses the same underpinnings as the Fiat 500X, 500L and Toro. We wouldn’t bet on it though, as the shrunken Grigio architecture would probably be the best candidate for the job.

Aside from the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and Audi Q3 rival, Alfa Romeo has a flagship SUV in the pipeline as well. It will challenge the likes of the GLE, X5 and Q7, and based on previous reports, which also claimed the compact SUV would arrive in 2020, the flagship is expected in 2021.

Further down the road, the FCA-owned Italian company will also bring back some iconic nameplates, such as the GTV and 8C. They will also launch a new generation Giulietta based on the same RWD-biased platform as the compact SUV.

Note: Alfa Romeo Stelvio pictured

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  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    ohh goody..alfa makimg anither car so it can sit in the lot…FCa needs to get to rid of alfa and fiat…sucha dud company

    • no25

      i remember when everyone wanted a Fiat when they came to the States. I don’t see them on the roads anymore. Guess the owners realized how crap they were.

      • Bash

        Right, everybody wanted a little piece of Italy, the land of Ferrari, until they saw the ugly truth.

  • Gianni

    “Grigio platform”
    LOL 😁

  • Matteo Tommasi

    The compact suv will share the platform with the Compass (bigger Renegade/500X)

  • driv3r

    Alfa Romeo really needs to keep the pace of the Stelvio and Giulia introductions as these models already start to age (old infotainment tech, no adaptive LED-lighting available…).
    If FCA wants to compete with Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi they need to keep their models up to date as well as competitive in more than only the dynamics department (such as overall marketing, dealerships, locations etc.).
    I’d be very happy to see a new-generation Giulietta on the RWD platform as BMW is saying goodbye to RWD with the upcoming 1 series as well as an interpretation of a compact SUV in this ever growing market.
    Alfa Romeo, better be quick or they will face the same dilemma Maserati is in now (no new products, no clear brand positioning, old tech models…).

  • Bash

    I do, but I’m not in Europe so i guess it doesn’t count.

  • Karl Oellinger

    It will definitely be based on Compass (with different suspension)
    FWD is better for small cars than RWD

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