Possible 169 model will be a rear-wheel drive, four-door sedan that will likely be built in the United States.

Alfa Romeo is still planning a flagship rear-wheel drive sedan but has junked plans for a large SUV, according to a report by British magazine Autocar.

The flagship sedan will likely be based on the next-generation Chrysler 300. According to Autocar, Fiat Group wants to create a model in fitting with the Alfa Romeo's brand status as a near-premium marque, similar to VW or Volvo. The model will debut sometime in 2014 and would be built in the United States. Alfa Romeo has set aside plans for a large SUV in order to focus on this new, rear-wheel drive sedan.

We've previously reported on the development of a 169 model, a successor to the 166, that would serve as a flagship sedan. For that model, reports were of a twin-turbo V8 with upwards of 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS).

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