We know that the Alfa Romeo range is set to expand in the coming years, with the launch of new models, starting with the Tonale compact SUV , as confirmed by the brand’s programs announced by Alfa Romeo’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato.
If the expansion of Alfa Romeo’s offer has to deal with the profitability potential that the new models will be able to ensure at the brand’s coffers, designers who enjoy creating and imagining possible innovations certainly do not have these problems. of car manufacturers.
This is also true of the imaginative and daring stylistic exercise proposed by the French site Largus.fr which, through the rendering above, hypothesizes what a new Alfa Romeo van might look like .
On the technical basis of Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy
The Arese brand certainly does not have its focus in the commercial vehicle segment and therefore it is also natural that a stylistic idea such as the one embodied by this digital project may appear to be a “jarring”. In any case, focusing on the optimization of development costs, this Alfa Romeo VAN was designed on the same platform as the Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy models , the Biscione’s “cousin” brand after the merger between FCA and PSA that gave birth to Stellantis. .
Front that evokes the Tonale concept
Beyond the possible technical sharing with the commercial vehicles of the French wing of Stellantis, the Alfa Romeo van is designed with a front clearly inspired by the front of the Tonale concept , starting from the configuration of the thin optical groups with LED headlights, side by side from the classic Alfa Romeo trilobo with logo in the center, while the lower part features a honeycomb grille and air intakes on both sides.
Black wheel arches and rims
The side of the Alfa Romeo VAN, with a classic rear door with lateral sliding opening as required for the practicality of this type of vehicle, appears gritty thanks to the presence of protruding black wheel arches in contrast with the bodywork, massive side skirts and special alloy wheels with black finish that revisit the classic five-hole design of Alfa Romeo wheels.