After Alfa Romeo delayed its plans to return to the over-seas auto market a few times, totaling a 20 year absence, the company just delayed it again, after it had a final date too. But as it appears, the manufacturer will finally return to the US in 2013 with a new model that will actually be an SUV.
The new competition for the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and it will be offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power will be sent to the wheels by a 1750 TC GDI engine, that delivers 200 HP, by a 2.0 liter JTDm diesel with 140 HP and a 3.3 liter V6, a variant of Chrysler Pentastar, which develops 275HP.
The model could be officially presented during a 2012 major auto show and it will be introduced to the United States one year later.