Alfa Romeo studying SUV based on 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

According to a report by CARandDRIVER, Fiat engineers are currently studying the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the basis of a new Alfa Romeo SUV. Sources say that Fiat isn’t satisfied with Alfa’s current share of the European market and is looking to get the brand to compete in new segments.

Looks wise you can expect a lot of Competizione and MiTo touches. Power is likely to come from Chrysler’s new 3.6L V6 engine making 280-hp along with one or two diesel options. A HEMI V8 is very unlikely to find its way under the hood of the Alfa Romeo SUV.

Will it come to the United States? Most probably. As we already know, Alfa Romeo is looking to get back into the U.S. market and a brand new SUV should help them fit right in. Key competitors are said to be the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class and the Volkswagen Touareg.

Sources say that the name for the new Italian SUV will be Alfa Romeo CXover/A – and we’re not kidding. Almost looks like a math problem.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

– By: Kap Shah

Source: CARandDRIVER