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Due to the new euro/dollar discrepancy, the alfa romeo cuv/compact jeep will shift from Mirafiori to Toledo, OH or Sterling Heights, MI. this would make them slightly less expensive in europe, and more likely to use chrysler multi-air engines with 1.75 liter FG as a base engine. Others are 2.0 FG diesel and 2.0 and 2.4 chryslers. The 2.4 should have slightly less performance than the 1.75 turbo on regular fuel. Gearboxes probably would be six speed manual or TCT. Styling is a blend of mito and giulietta. but I'd prefer the Kamal concept nose if it's included. No turbos are indicated yet. the 2,4/TCT combo possibly could be called a cloverleaf since it's slightly faster than a manual version or maybe any 2.4 could. :D :thumbs:
 

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Don't hold your breath. I would say this is a car that "could be built" rather than one that "will be built". If it's anything more than a financial feasibility study and a couple design sketches at this stage, I'd be surprised.
There was talk for a while of two Alfa SUVs (sharing architecture with Jeep models), but this idea seems to have been replaced by an Alfa "compact crossover", and a large Maserati SUV based on the Grand Cherokee. The Maserati is reported to be making it's debut at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show, but there is no official sign of any type of Alfa SUV/crossover bar the Kamal which is ages old now.
 

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Today (sun 4th Sept) the "plan" to switch it to the US has been denied...


MILAN -- Fiat S.p.A. will keep production of Jeep and Alfa Romeo sport utility vehicles in Italy rather than shifting it to the United States, an Italian newspaper reported.

The new 22-member joint management team for Fiat and Chrysler did not discuss moving production of the SUVs from Fiat's Mirafiori plant at Turin during a meeting last week, Corriere della Sera reported on Sunday.

Fiat also will not make the Topolino subcompact at the Turin plant, the paper said. A Fiat spokeswoman had no comment.

Bloomberg news agency reported last week that Fiat may shift SUV production to the U.S. and make a subcompact at Mirafiori instead.

A source close to Fiat said last week the carmaker did not rule out the possibility of moving the SUV production. Fiat is assessing the impact of the euro-dollar exchange rate on making SUVs at the Turin plant, the source said.

Last year Fiat and Chrysler said it would invest 1 billion euros to build as many as 280,000 vehicles a year at Mirafiori, including Jeep and Alfa Romeo models to begin production before the end of 2012.

Fiat owns just over half of Chrysler.

At its meeting, the management group also discussed new products, including the Lancia Delta, Corriere della Sera said. Fiat has picked actress Jennifer Lopez to be the spokeswoman for its 500 model, the paper said.



Read more: http://europe.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110904/ANE/110909936/1193#ixzz1X09l9gfO
 

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The euro is 9% higher than the dollar at present, so a shift makes sense. Mirafiori may not get the topolino. but there are upcoming new models from fiat,abarth and/or lancia which could go there as well as a five door mito. The alfa cuv and the compact jeep would be less expensive in europe than usual and we would have what we need for our market equipment-wise (stronger battery, stainless exhaust, and all-season tires).
 
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