Turin, Italy - As previously reported, Alfa Romeo is planning another plunge into the SUV pool with a smaller vehicle positioned below the Stelvio.
It has now emerged, however, that the compact crossover is going to be based on the Jeep Compass, with production taking place at Fiat-Chrysler Pomigliano plant, according to Automotive News Europe.
This forms part of FCA’s plan of moving production of lower-profit Fiat cars out of Italy and higher-margin models in.
But will the compact crossover still drive like an Alfa?
The Stelvio proved a pleasant surprise with its well-honed chassis and steering making it one of the better-driving crossovers out there, but then it is based on the Giulia’s rear-wheel-drive architecture.