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Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

Does anyone know if Alfa Romeo is going to make SUV models in the near future? I've heard that Alfa Romeo is cooperating with Land Rover, so maybe its possible!!!!
If they do it will be GREAT
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

Thats an interesting question .. Wasnt there a concept called the "kamal" which was like a mini range rover, i remember seeing pics a few years ago??
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Yes, the Kamal was made into a prototype or something like that and the current rumours suggest we'll see an Alfa SUV (or rather, a CUV :rolleyes) by 2010.
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Cuv???
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I bloomin well hope not. Just about stands for everything Alfa isn't IMO. All their R&D needs to go into developing sports saloons and coupes and a new GTA. If you like SUVs there are plenty of good ones already. They will only dilute their brand and will not be able to compete with the makers that do this well already.

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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

I hope Alfa dont make an SUV , too many of the bloody ugly things on the road as it is.
Please Alfa dont do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

As well as being great drivers cars, Alfas are also about beauty and great aesthetics... I've never seen a good looking SUV and I doubt even Alfa could design one.
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

That is my point!!!!
Alfa could design a good looking SUV! I am not talking about the big ones like Range Rover or the X5.
More like a Freelander type of car or like the Nissan Quashqai (only much much much prettier)
I think they can do it, and they can make the difference!!!!
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

i think the halo value of an SUV could be significant in many respects (though personally I find the concept unappealing).

firstly - if Alfa can convincingly pull off a rugged, reliable, high-quality, bits-don't-fall-off car in this class then it will send a very clear statement about the change in ethos around the brand

if it sells then it may well be a necessary evil (like the cayenne) which supplements the broader range of sporty vehicles
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

I'd only like to see it happen if it was a real utilitarian off-roader, and not one of those fake 4WDs that need hospitalisation at the first sign of dust.
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If they do it will be GREAT

No it won't. It will be ugly and stupid like the Porshe thingy. I understand why they need to, and will probably, do it though.

Wasn't a "allroader" version of the 156? Bit higher of the ground and chromed bash plates on it? Apologies to anyone who's got one.....
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

As Bigfoot says, Fiat have the Alfa Romeo CXover in their "road map" for 2010.

Though, personally, with the continued rise in the oil price and environmental concerns, I can't see this market being sufficiently viable for the CXover during its product cycle.
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it'll be more like the Nissan Cashcow won't it - looks tough, but really just a tall estate car
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An Alfa SUV would be an abomination.


Why don't they just release a 159 Crosswagon?


(Here's the facelift 156 version:
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An Alfa SUV would be an abomination.


Why don't they just release a 159 Crosswagon?


(Here's the facelift 156 version:
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That's the one! Awful looking thing IMHO - there are two here in Bergen.

159 Crosswagon?
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

The Kamal concept, thought to be the basis for the proposed SUV, looks good if you like that kind of thing and certainly better than most of these ugly sods. Still, the days of the SUV are numbered becuase of environmental/tax concerns. Personally I think SUVs horrible and Alfa should not go there, regardless of how good the Kamal looks.
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Re: Is Alfa Romeo going to make SUV cars?

I like the Kamal's looks for what it is, there's certainly some uglier SUVs out there. However, I don't like the idea behind any of these compact SUVs, I don't see the point. If you want a car with space; buy an estate, if you want an offroader; buy a proper 4x4.
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