"There will certainly be an SUV in the next two or three years," said Damien Dally, head of the Alfa Romeo brand in the UK, speaking to The Telegraph. We've known for quite some time that Alfa Romeo had plans for a sport utility vehicle – the automaker has gone so far as to produce a concept of what such a machine may look like, as seen by the Kamal above.

We've even heard a few dates from Alfa Romeo about when to expect its production SUV, and so far, each of them has come and gone with nary a 'ute to be seen. Still, where there's smoke there's fire, and we really do think the Italian automaker is cooking up an SUV or two, possibly based on underpinnings borrowed from either the Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, or both – remember, both Jeep and Alfa fall under the massive Fiat umbrella held up by Sergio Marchionne.

Of course, we've been waiting for Alfa Romeo's return to the United States for what feels like an eternity, so we're not holding our breath for a flock of US-market machines anytime soon. That said, we'll keep our ears to the ground for more on any potential new Alfa SUVs or crossovers, and as soon as we know anything solid, so will you.


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      • 1 Year Ago
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      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Acura ZLX and BMW X6 have some fugly competion now
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      Alfa should probably go back to their previous design language, which was unique, edgy and clean, and drop this notion that the 8C's looks can be applied to any type of vehicle.
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SquareFour
        Agreed. The Brera/159 form language is so much better; more tension, more unique. Oh dat Brera ass id to die for!...(sigh). They're falling into the trap Porsche fell into, trying to stretch a 911 over every body style there is.
        johnnythemoney
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SquareFour
        Did you check how old this concept is?
          SquareFour
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnnythemoney
          Yeah, they've been using this 8C derived language for awhile now. That doesn't mean it works on everything though.
      johnbravo6
      • 1 Year Ago
      So a bad maserati ripoff, a lotus clone, and an SUV. You know what, it's OK. Don't return to the US.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's uglier than Cyanne. Burn it with fire!
      breakfastburrito
      • 1 Year Ago
      R.I.P. Alfa. :( becoming a jeep designed by fisker is a fate worse than death.
      Goahead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yea, that\'s pretty ugly. Looks like that baby buzzard from Looney Tunes cartoon with that beak!
      GasMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't even bother. If Alfa is going to make it in the US, it needs to reintroduce its brand with a real RWD sports car and let the enthusiasts lead the parade (think Mini). Starting with an over-priced exotic or a me-too SUV is asking for failure.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GasMan
        They\'ll do both- the 4C to draw in the enthusiasts, and the SUV to make up the volume. cf. Porsche.
          Semislicks
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          4C is basicly Lotus Exige copy, will cost almost as C7, And SUV will basicly be Gulietta with higher ground clearance. What Alfa need is successor to 156, which was NEVER delivered. 159 was too big and clumsy. It would be nice to think next Alfa sedan will be RWD, but with sharp steering and crisp handling it can be FWD aswell, infact maybe even better. Let BMW be BMW, and Alfa Alfa.
      Mr. BaderĀ®
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please Alfa we want Italian SUV not Jeep
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Alfa Romeo SUV... Somewhere an angel just died.
      sinistro79
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fiat doesn't know what to do with Alfa Romeo. They change their execs just about every year because there is no vision in the company for the Alfa brand. One year the SUV is on and then the other year its off, that's how it goes with Alfa Romeo with everything, including their return to the USA. Don't believe anything until you see it.
      Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      We\'ve known this for a while. However, the first regular production Alfas will be the Spider (based on next gen Miata), the 6C/169 (based on Maserati Ghibli platform) and quite possibly a brand new D segment RWD architecture, often referred as Giulia. Kamal has been rumored to be CUSW based, then Jeep Grand Cherokee based, but I think the delays hint at it being another spinoff of the D-RWD platform. Another model means further amortization of the development costs, as well as \"truer\" Alfa DNA from the get go. But for Alfa to ignore the crossover market would be idiotic. No one seems to be chiding BMW, Mercedes or Audi for their entries, so why shouldn\'t Alfa?
        Semislicks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Austin
        where do you have information next Alfa sedan will be RWD????
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