The Junior will become Alfa's entry-level model, as the automaker tries to expand beyond its niche-market status. The Junior will be based on Fiat's successful Grande Punto platform, and will be built on a Fiat assembly line. At the top of the range, the Junior will be gifted with a 230 hp turbocharged direct-injection gasoline powerplant, married to Alfa's part-time four-wheel drive system. Milder models will feature both gas and diesel powerplants in a FWD configuration.
[Source: Automotive News Europe]