Say hello to the new baby of the Alfa Romeo family.

    Images posted to Autospy show the new SUV will feature a smattering of classic Alfa Romeo design cues, including a compact shield grille and horizontal tail lights, on a fairly conventional body.

    Under the skin, the little SUV – which may be known as Brennero – is expected to ride on a version of the Stellantis platform underpinning the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600.

    It supports both electric and petrol power; the leaked images feature a fuel gauge and gear indicator which suggests petrol (with some hybrid augmentation) will definitely feature on the new Alfa Romeo.

    In markets like Italy and Spain, the related Jeep Avenger is offered with a turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 74kW of power, mated with a six-speed manual transmission.

    Based on Alfa Romeo’s vision to become fully electric, we’re expecting an electric version to headline the Brennero range.

    Measuring 4.08m long, the related Jeep Avenger features a 400V electrical system and a 54kWh nickel manganese cobalt lithium-ion battery located under the cabin.

    Claimed range on the stricter WLTP cycle is 400km, while a newly developed electric motor produces 115kW of power and 260Nm of torque.

    Jeep says a 100kW DC charger can take the Avenger’s battery from 20 to 80 per cent in 24 minutes.

    Along with the littlest SUV, we’re gearing up for the start of a new era at Alfa Romeo.

    Come 2025 we’ll see the reveal of the first standalone electric Alfa Romeo, with new cars to follow in 2026 and 2027.

    The brand hasn’t outlined exactly how its range will look when the 2027 deadline for petrol sales rolls around, but we have an idea. 

    It currently sells the mid-sized Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, along with the smaller Tonale SUV.

    Given the potential volumes on offer, electric replacements for the Tonale and Stelvio are guaranteed. Alfa Romeo head of product planning Daniel Guzzafame has confirmed a sports sedan like the Giulia is a brand pillar, and will also feature in some form.

    “You need a Giulia, you need a Stelvio, you need a Tonale,” he said. “Then you need something bigger.”

    Rounding out the range of crossovers will be a large SUV to take on the Volvo EX90 and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV in 2027, as confirmed by CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato to Dutch outlet AutoWeek earlier this year.

    Mr Imparato has also expressed interest in reviving the GTV coupe, although global interest in coupes is waning.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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