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    • What We Know About Alfa Romeo's First SUV

    Alfa Romeo is putting the finishing touches on their first SUV and will go into production at the end of the first half or start of the second half of 2016. Sales will begin sometime in the fall for Europe, with the U.S. getting it three months later.

     

    "All the preparation work" in connection with the launch of the second Alfa is done, said Sergio Marchionne on a conference call Thursday to discuss Fiat Chrysler’s second-quarter results. "Alfa’s plan is progressing as we told you it will go."

     

    Automotive News Europe reports the SUV will be around the size of an Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The new model doesn't have a name, but sources do say the model will use the Guilia platform.

     

    Source: Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required)

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    I'm calling it now: if they execute this well it'll be a good seller for Alfa Romeo. Throw it in Fiat showrooms, make it more like an Italian boutique, and this will sell well enough to get Alfa on the radar of non-enthusiasts.

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