The next generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will have a platform Alfa Romeo

The platform Giorgio on which to settle their bases the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio will be used to give life to the next generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Andl last November, the chief executive of Alfa Romeo he warned us that the platform Giorgio will be used in other models of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Reid Bigland believes that the platform is a true gem in terms of dynamic performance, and is now the own Sergio Marchionne who confirms that the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will use the same platform Giorgio that the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.

The disclosure occurred in the context of an interview in the Detroit Auto show, when Marchionne confirmed that a feasibility study was completed, to assess the feasibility of using the platform Giorgio on the next Jeep Grand Cherokee will hit the market in 2018 or 2019.

platform Giorgio had been designed for the exclusive use of Alfa Romeo and ensure that its development cost about 1,000 million Euros, so the idea of expanding its use to other brands and models of the group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles doesn’t sound so far-fetched.

The new platform allowed the Giulia set the record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with their version of high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde with 505 HP power and it is expected that the same thing happens with the Stelvio QV. Alfa Romeo will have eight new models based on the new architecture by 2020, ranging from a hatch to a saloon which will be located above the Giulia.