Alfa Romeo Gives Milano a Revival as a Crossover

Alfa Romeo Crossover: April Release

“The new Alfa Romeo Milano is set to make its debut in April as the company’s latest ‘sport urban vehicle’. The model, which pays tribute to the city of Milan where the company originated, will be available as a battery-electric vehicle. This is reflected in the brand’s emblem, which honors the great city.”

The Italian automaker has been teasing its new SUV for several months, asking its social media followers in June to name the new offering, which rumors had suggested could have been called the Brennero. Then, in November, Alfa teased some taillights with the tagline, “A new era begins.” We’re almost certain it’s the Milano that the company is teasing. All signs point to this being the case, and we can’t wait to see what the Italian automaker has in store for us with this new offering.

The upcoming B-class vehicle will act as the gateway to the Alfa badge, and could potentially include different types of powertrains such as a hybrid version. Rumors are swirling that the Milano will borrow its platform from the brand-new Jeep Avenger launched last year, showcasing an individual electric motor yielding 154 horsepower. The framework can even incorporate a 3-cylinder, mild-hybrid power plant. An unveiling should occur soon in Milan, Italy.

It remains to be seen if Alfa Romeo will bring its new entry-level offering to America. The Jeep Avenger is not available in the US, and Alfa could opt to keep the crossover in Europe and other foreign markets. However, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato has said that the model “has the important task of further strengthening Alfa Romeo’s global presence.” We have reached out to the company to get more information and will update this article once we receive a response.

Previously, the Alfa had outfitted its 75 sedan with the famed moniker ‘Milano’ for North American markets. The car, a rival of BMW’s 3 Series, boasted an exceptional drive and the always legendary Busso V6. This new version of Milano though is vastly different from prior version; yet, it comes as no surprise that a remarkable nameplate is being given to a mundane crossover – after all, Mitsubishi pulled a similar stunt when they created the Eclipse in 2017.

Source: Alfa Romeo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *