Chrysler-Fiat fills up a ruler of Maserati and Alfa Romeo with crossoversThe new alliance of Chrysler-Fiat developing now the first joint car - Dodge sedan, according to the information which have appeared on the Internet, plans shortly to undertake creation at once two new crossovers with emblems of Maserati and Alfa Romeo.
for development “parketnikov“ Maserati and Alfa Romeo plans the Italo-American alliance of Chrysler-Fiat to use a platform of an off-road car of Jeep Grand Cherokee of last generation on which the crossover of Mercedes-Benz of a ML-class of the following generation, finishing the test program also is projected.
“we undervalued level of strength and slenderness of a new platform“, - quotes Serdzhio Markionne, head of Chrysler-Fiat, edition Autonews.
According to the chief executive of Chrysler-Fiat, it is possible to equip Maserati crossover with engines of production of Ferrari which allow the machine to compete to such models, as Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Bmw X6 M and Range Rover Sport. Possibly, in a power rule “parketnika“ there will be V-shaped “eights“ in volume of 4,2 and 4,7 litres advancing 400 and 440 h.p. accordingly.
as to an off-road car with emblem Alfa Romeo, that, according to preliminary data, it arrives on the market with several power plants. The petrol 197-strong engine in volume of 2,8 litres becomes the base motor, mast head modification will be equipped with 3,3-litre V-shaped “six-oar“ power of 273 h.p. It is expected that the design of the machine will be executed in unified stylistics from show-karom Alfa Romeo Kamal which has been shown in 2003.
from Alfa Romeo Serdzhio Markionne did not report date of a debut of a crossover, but stressed that Maserati innovation will be ready within the next 18 months.
we remind that Fiat Group and the largest Russian autoholding Major did not extend the contract for deliveries to Russia of cars of brand Alfa Romeo for 2010. Exclusive cooperation with the dealer did not help Italians to pursue the scheme on sales: with 2006 for 2009 they implemented in the domestic market of all about 1,3 thousand machines though it was supposed that annual sale should exceed 2 thousand copies.