2025 Alfa Romeo Brennero: The name has been confirmed along with everything else we know about the small SUV
to update: Alfa Romeo has confirmed the name of its upcoming subcompact SUV with a cheeky post on X, formerly Twitter. The 15-second animation scrolls through four different GPS map coordinates, including Alfa Romeo’s Museo Storico, the Balocco Proving Grounds, and the Stelvio Pass, before stopping at the Brenner Pass or Brennero Pass, revealing a Effective for the new model name. (12/7)
Alfa Romeo is preparing to enter the world of electric cars with the introduction of a new subcompact SUV, scheduled for launch in 2024. Named Brennero, it will occupy a position below the Tonale in the Alfa Romeo line-up, serving as the new entry-level model in the range. It effectively steps into the role of successor – albeit indirectly – to the long-discontinued B-segment MiTo supermini, offering additional practicality through a longer five-door body style.
As the launch date approaches, we’ve gathered all the available information about the upcoming entry-level model that will share its underpinnings with other Stellantis B-SUVs, including the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600.
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Carscoops illustrations / Jean-François Hubert SB-Medien
To give a sneak peek at its appearance, our artists have crafted a speculative illustration, inspired by material that appeared a few months ago. These images were said to have been inadvertently posted by a UX designer involved in developing the digital instrument cluster graphics, inadvertently revealing the model’s exterior design.
As seen in our images, the Italian subcompact SUV will feature the distinctive angular design of the iconic Scudetto grille, with the Alfa Romeo logo placed on the bonnet, reminiscent of the 33 Stradale supercar. In addition, the relatively smaller size of the grille allows for a centrally mounted license plate to be placed below the Giulia-style air inlets.
The LED headlights are expected to stand out from the rest of the Alfa lineup, with light bars housed within dark clusters. While some elements, such as the sculpted bonnet and black pillars, may draw similarities to the similarly sized Nissan Juke, distinctive Alfa Romeo details such as dial wheels will give the design a sporty Italian flair. Moving to the rear, we expect a coupe-style rear window, complemented by a prominent spoiler and a secondary spoiler positioned above a pair of slim LED taillights.
Overall, it looks like the Brenero model will maintain distinct exterior components, with minimal shared elements from the Jeep Avenger or Fiat 600. Possible exceptions could include the mirror caps, windshield and door handles. It is worth noting that the rear door handles are integrated into the plastic pillar, a design reminiscent of the now-discontinued Giulietta. Moving inside, you can expect typical Stellantis instrumentation, with custom graphics for the digital cockpit and dark-themed trim options for the upholstery.
Common underpinnings, multiple powertrain options
The Alfa Romeo Brennero will benefit from a CMP/eCMP architecture, bringing it in line with other subcompact SUVs and hatchbacks in the B-segment in Europe, which are shared between the various Stellantis brands. This platform, which will eventually evolve into the STLA Small, has proven compatibility with gasoline, mild-hybrid and all-electric powertrains.
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Alfa Romeo has officially confirmed that the B-SUV is its first step towards full electrification. However, leaked images suggest that it will also offer an internal combustion engine (ICE) version. The ICE-powered model will likely include some form of electrification to enhance efficiency, reduce emissions and boost power. A suitable option could be the 1.2-litre turbocharged mild-hybrid unit used in the Fiat 600 Hybrid and Jeep Avenger Hybrid. Alternatively, Alfa Romeo may opt for the high-output version available on sister models from Peugeot and Opel, offering a performance advantage.
It is important to note that regardless of the powertrain option selected, the combustion engine variants will be phased out by 2027 when Alfa Romeo switches to an exclusive electric car brand.
This brings us to the all-electric version which will be the highlight of the lineup. Sources indicate that the Brennero could be offered in both single-engine, front-wheel-drive (FWD), and dual-engine, all-wheel-drive (AWD) configurations. One leaked drawing indicates an electric range of up to 384 kilometers (239 miles) with a fully charged battery, a number similar to the WLTP rating of the Jeep Avenger.
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The Jeep Avenger EV and Fiat 600e feature a front-mounted electric motor generating 154 PS (115 kW / 156 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, along with a 54 kWh battery pack, consistent with the majority of vehicles. EV Offers from Stellantis. The dual-motor electric powertrain will certainly be even more powerful, resulting in a significant improvement in performance numbers. This setup was previewed by the 2022 Jeep Avenger 4×4 Concept, and can be used on the flagship model of the Alfa Brennero.
Aside from the engines, Alfa Romeo engineers are said to be determined to inject sporting DNA into their upcoming smaller model. They aim to achieve this by implementing a brand-specific suspension and steering system, which promises to differentiate the Brennero from mechanically related models and emphasize its sporty character.
Alfa Romeo’s third and smallest crossover after the Stelvio and Tonale is set to enter Europe’s highly competitive B-SUV segment sometime in the first half of 2024. While the small electric SUV may seem like the exact opposite of an Alfa Romeo 33 Exotic Stradale It holds much greater importance in terms of sales volume for the survival of the Italian brand. The automaker recently dropped a mysterious teaser that signals the beginning of a “new era,” leading us to believe that the debut of its first electric car could be just around the corner.
Note: Independent offers are not publishable and have no relation to Alfa Romeo.