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What is the Kamal?

by David Zatz on

For some time, the automotive world has been expecting a new Alfa Romeo crossover, based on the same platitecture as the Giulia. While many pegged as the new Stelvio, Allpar source “Atomic” wrote that FCA Italy had applied for the trademark Kamal at the United States trademark office.

A quick search of US trademarks did not show Stelvio — except for clothing and mountain bikes, by unrelated companies.

Alfa Romeo Kamal

The original Alfa Romeo Kamal was a 2003 concept (shown above); the name means “perfection” or “combination of opposites” in Arabic. It is likely that the Stelvio name will be used for an Alfa Romeo, and the Kamal name will instead be applied to a Fiat or Jeep. Since it was trademarked by FCA Italy, a Fiat seems more likely — unless it comes out as a second Alfa Romeo.

There are still the possibilities that the “Stelvio” will instead be named Kamal, and that FCA Italy is thinking of another concept or just playing with names.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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