A Jeep Avenger-Based Electric Alfa Romeo is On the Way

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Despite rumors of internal friction between its brands, Stellantis is sharing electrification technology among the companies it owns. The Dodge Hornet borrows heavily from the Alfa Romeo Tonale, and a new report from Autocar suggested that we’ll see ideas flowing the other way with a new electric Alfa crossover.

Borrowing from the Jeep Avenger EV, the rumored Alfa will be its first fully-electric vehicle. The report states that the Alfa will launch in June 2024 on the STLA Small platform, which could afford a range of up to 250 miles. Autocar noted that the crossover would also get a mild-hybrid gas powertrain, though Alfa plans to go electric-only starting in 2027.

The Alfa is expected to use the same electric powertrain as the Jeep, which includes a 54-kWh battery and a single electric motor making 154 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The Jeep will get off-road features that the Alfa will likely lack, but it may bring performance details the Jeep doesn’t get.

The upcoming EV and Tonale are important vehicles for Alfa, as the brand wants to move away from its dude-heavy performance-only image. Using the bones of the Jeep helps Alfa save development cash, and the automaker is focused on higher-volume segments for growth.

We don’t know the pricing or other details yet, but the Avenger it is based on starts at £34,000. Alfa’s more premium positioning could lead to a higher price, but it will need to slot into the lineup under the Tonale, which costs £38,000.

[Image: Jeep/Stellantis]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Bullnuke Bullnuke on Apr 12, 2023

    Two auto manufacturers well know for stellar quality and reliability. What could possibly go wrong with their efforts?

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    • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Apr 13, 2023

      All of my Mopar vehicles going back to 1998 have been very well built. No quality issues at all. Same goes for my parent's various mopars and my brother. I think it's time to throw away that old tired washed up trope

  • EBFlex EBFlex on Apr 12, 2023

    Yet another vehicle nobody asked for. And to make it doubly horrible, it's a golf cart EV.

    • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Apr 13, 2023

      Since when to automakers wait to be asked to produce a vehicle? All automakers introduce new models into popular segments . That's called running an auto manufacturing company.

  • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Apr 13, 2023

    It's interesting how much better that small Jeep looks compared to the Renegade which is more of caricature of a Jeep.

  • Zipper69 Zipper69 on Apr 13, 2023

    Why are the prices shown in sterling instead of dollars?