We wound by means of as many switchbacks as discovered on the Brennero Go when attempting to determine forward of time whether or not Alfa Romeo would identify its coming subcompact SUV the Brennero. A set of GPS coordinates in a put up on X turned us round once more just some days in the past. The deceptions are lastly accomplished, Alfa Romeo declaring the identify of its new entry-level providing: Milano. Most People will know the identify as a cookie, both the unique from Pepperidge Farm (derived from a cookie known as “Naples”) or the horde of imitations that Pepperidge Farm has taken authorized motion towards. Many American fans will know the Alfa Romeo Milano as a sedan comprised of 1985 to 1992, known as the 75 in different markets as a nod to the model’s seventy fifth anniversary and one in all our Future Classics.
As with the earlier Milano, this one which debuts subsequent April comes with historic associations. The identify honors the traditional sedan in addition to the automaker’s hometown of Milan, a metropolis doubly honored on this car by bearing Milanese symbols in its emblem: The cross and the Biscione serpent, the coat of arms of the Visconti household. Alfa classifies this as a Sport City Car to succeed the Giulietta and Mito; as an entry-level providing beneath the Tonale, if the Brennero adopts dimensions of the sibling Jeep Avenger, the Brennero can be about 16 inches shorter than the Tonale, its roof about three inches decrease.
Alfa Romeo saying the Milano “will even be out there in a 100% electrical model” gives affirmation of each ICE and EV powertrains, mimicking the alternatives for the Avenger. The ICE possibility might be the Avenger’s gentle hybrid, constructed round a 1.2-liter three-cylinder and making a mixed 154 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, or a extra highly effective setup utilized by Peugeot. As for the EV, assuming no change from the Avenger, the Milano would get a 54-kWh battery and entrance axle e-motor making 154 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, and across the identical 248 miles on a cost on the WLTP cycle. Extra speculative hypothesis supposes there might be a dual-motor all-wheel-drive Brennero advanced from the drivetrain within the Avenger 4×4 Idea, maybe arriving for the 2025 mannequin yr within the Alfa, the Avenger, and the Fiat 600e.
Identical to we do not get the Avenger, we do not anticipate the Milano to make it this far north if it crosses the Atlantic. We’ll know what different markets can anticipate when the SUV debuts in April 2024.