Alfa Romeo have introduced
the Kamal 'crossover' concept here in Geneva, the marque's first offering
in this segment. Underlying the growing importance of the SUV arena, the
Kamal is on display in the most prominent position of a large stand.
Very much in the style of
the Maserati Kubang GT Wagon, the Kamal is an attractive concept which
presents an aggressive stance enhanced by sweeping, sporty lines. The front
draws cues from the classic 1900 Zagato with its retro grille and foglamps,
while the rear, with its hinging glass window, is pure Alfa 147. As seems
obligatory in Fiat Group concepts now, a huge glass 'sky' roof roll back
front the front screen.
Sitting on 20in wheels shod
with specially developed Pirelli Scorpion tyres the Kamal forms the centrepiece
of a well designed display. Backed up by multiple screens playing well
presented video footage with an audio background, the Kamal's viewing area
offers show goers a staggered, raised seating seating area from which to
dwell on the concept.