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ausrutherford
04-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Jeep-Based Alfa Romeo SUV To Follow 4C In U.S. Return: Report
By Nelson Ireson
April 26th, 2011
Motor Authority (http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1059022_jeep-based-alfa-romeo-suv-to-follow-4c-in-u-s-return-report)


The first new Alfa Romeo to lead the brand's return to the United States will be the 4C, the stunning little coupe unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Not far behind it, another Alfa will come, and it will be its near-opposite: a Jeep-based SUV.

We've heard of a brewing Alfa-Jeep concoction since last year, but a recent report citing Italian newspapers has pointed to Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's own statements on the matter, which confirm the SUV.

The Alfa versions of the vehicle--possibly based on the Grand Cherokee, which itself shares much with the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class--will be built in Italy. It's not clear whether that will apply for all Alfa SUVs, or just for the ones sold outside the U.S. There have been no rumors of construction of an Alfa SUV alongside the Grand Cherokee here in North America, but with today's economics of transport in play, it makes more sense than shipping them halfway across the world.

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