It seems the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio won’t be the Italian carmakers only SUV for very long, as it is to set to get both a bigger and smaller brother to the range.
According to Motor1, Alfa Romeo’s SUV plan includes two more before the end of the decade, it has long been rumoured Alfa has considered replacing the MiTo with a ‘Nissan Juke’ size SUV, this model may even get the Kamal name, a concept SUV appeared a few years ago called the Kamal, insiders claim Alfa is still fond of the name and the junior SUV may be badged as such. In the event of a junior SUV replacing the MiTo this model is likely to get exclusive four-cylinder engines, leaving the range topping 2.9 V6 QV version to the Stelvio and it’s bigger brother.
Quite how a bigger version of the Stelvio will work remains to be seen, with sister company Maserati having the Levante, the FCA group is wary of any cross over in cars between the marques, fearful of any cannibalisation of sales.
Certainly with the continued growth of SUV’s set to continue, introducing further models will enhance Alfa Romeo’s presence in the market as it continues to establish itself against the likes of BMW and Mercedes.