(from Alfa Romeo
Press Release) Making its world debut in Geneva is the
Kamal, an original model that marks an authentic conceptual and
stylistic leap in the international motoring scene. New scenarios
and brand new segments are opening up and Alfa wants to play a
It is easy to see just how much energy from the Alfa Romeo Business
Unit went into one ambitious goal: to redefine the concept of
"elegant sportiness", which has always been a distinctive trait of
the brand, but giving it an entirely new and unique shape. Kamal
calls on a complex, sophisticated interplay of allusions that on the
one hand hark back to Alfa's glorious tradition in the sports car
sector while on the other hand also including attractive ideas that
look to the future, and new developments in the SUV - MPV segments
A mix of style and design with the concept of 'crossover' as the
distinctive element. Kamal is a fusion of different vehicle types.
The model combines the off-road performance of an SUV (Sport Utility
Vehicle) with the driving pleasure and handling characteristics of a
compact Alfa Romeo, while at the same time offering a versatile,
functional passenger cabin typical of a Multi Purpose Vehicle, due
above all to the intelligent use of space and a wide range of seat
configurations. And it all comes with unmistakable Alfa style,
designed by the Arese "Centro Stile". The car would be just as much
at home on the intricate streets of a European city as it would on a
desert track or frontier landscape.
All this is packed into a car that measures 435 centimeters in
length, 186 cm in width and 162 cm in height. For its size and
features, the Kamal represents the idea of a vehicle that is unique
in the world.
Underlining the exuberant nature of the car, the Kamal has been
designed with the pick of current Alfa Romeo technology: a 250 bhp
3.2 V6 24V engine, electronically-controlled four-wheel drive with
three differentials and a Torsen system, plus double wishbone front
and rear suspension.
The body has four doors with an opening action like a 'book', while
the rear window can be opened independently of the tailgate.
Not to mention the fact that the luggage compartment capacity is
estimated to be in excess of 400 liters while a big central tunnel
houses numerous compartments and drinks holders.
Other innovative features include a large, transparent roof and rear
seats that can be stowed away out of sight. This gives a flat and
easily accessible payload compartment. The car's all-terrain
appearance, the chassis and engine protection, and the 20" wheels
with special tread leave little room for doubt: the Kamal was
created to handle any road situation or weather condition.
Without ever having to compromise.
The Alfa Romeo Kamal excites the emotions, guarantees driving
pleasure and makes you want to live life to the full, while it also
satisfies a desire for unfettered travel that knows no boundaries of
age or sex.