If Alfa Romeo returned to the U.S. in 2016, it came with the stunning Giulia car, which was followed soon after by the similar-looking Stelvio SUV. Since then, we’ve never had any new models from the famous Italian brand however, it seems that could change shortly. In the coming calendar year, Alfa is expected to enter the market with its new Tonale – a tiny hybrid plug-in crossover, which is the brand’s first electrified product. However, the future looks brighter and electrifying. TopGear U.K. spoke with Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Iparato to discuss what’s in store for the brand and it appears that the coming years are going to be a big one for Alfa as well as its customers.
Imparato confirmed that Alfa’s first completely electric vehicle will arrive later this year. The new model is expected to be a smaller crossover than the Tonale and is likely to be based on the latest Jeep Avenger (Alfa along with Jeep make up the Stellantis Automotive Group). However, for those seeking something more similar to the kind of thing Alfa was once known for including sexy sports and sedans cars, the wait shouldn’t be too long.
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In 2025 and 2026 Alfa will unveil two fully electric models, including a brand-new sedan and a crossover. Imparato described the new EV car as the Giulia and it is believed that it will keep the same name and so will the anticipated performance that comes with it. The Alfa CEO insisted that the new Giulia was required to sport an appearance that consumers would be delighted with – “A connection with the past without jeopardizing the future.”
Engine & Specs
Regarding efficiency, Imparato passed along some specifics. The basic Giulia EV will have 350 horsepower The Veloce will increase that to 800 horsepower. Similar to the current model, the highest performance would be found in the Quadrifoglio however the EV version could produce 1,000 horsepower, which is twice the power of the gas-powered model currently available.
New Giulia EV (and its new cross-over) will have been built using Stellantis Group STLA, a Stellantis Group STLA large platform that uses an 800V system to provide fast charging. It also has an expected range of about 500 miles. Imparato said, “I don’t want you to suffer inconvenience from switching to EV. The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it’s to get the right handling and agility.” Following that, the Giulia EV as well as the crossover debut between 2025-2026 a bigger EV is being planned for Alfa.
There may be an additional surprise by Alfa an electric sports car, with modern styling and design that’s appropriate to the Italian brand. “We’re working on something we can put alongside the 8C in our museum, to be proud of as part of the history of Alfa Romeo,” exclaimed Imparato. The Alfa CEO claims it’s not certain however, the car’s concept is already being teased to potential customers and deposits have already been collected for all available slots for the build. The decision about whether or to build this unique Alfa is expected to be made this spring.
It is expected that the new Giulia EV (and its new crossover) will have been built using Stellantis Group STLA, a Stellantis Group STLA large platform that uses an 800V system to provide fast charging. It also has a range expected to be about 500 miles. Imparato said, “I don’t want you to suffer inconvenience from switching to EV. The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it’s to get the right handling and agility.” Following it is announced that the Giulia EV as well as the crossover debut by 2025 or 2026 a bigger EV is being planned for Alfa.
There may be one additional surprise by Alfa a true electric sports car, with elegant styling that is appropriate for this Italian brand. “We’re working on something we can put alongside the 8C in our museum, to be proud of as part of the history of Alfa Romeo,” Imparato was elated Imparato. The Alfa CEO has said that it’s not certain however the car’s style has been revealed to potential customers while deposits are being received for all available build slots. The decision about whether or not to build the special Alfa is expected to be made this spring.
By only numbers, Alfa Romeo is lagging in comparison to the German as well as Japanese luxury competitors. Brands such as BMW, Lexus, and Audi surpass the Italian brand in both categories of SUVs and sedans. Although a large part of the issue is due to the absence of model options from the Italian brand, there’s no doubt about the quality issues and the declining reputation of Alfa Romeo among luxury buyers. The brand-new Tonale is a small electric crossover to improve the image of Alfa and create a new market, however, its luxury vehicles are still the mainstay in its American offerings.
As we are undergoing a complete EV overhaul and the Alfa Romeo Giulia EV will be the flagship model of the Italian brand as per Top Gear UK. Alfa President Jean-Philippe Imparato says, “With an electric vehicle you can speak first of the range. A saloon is the best option for this. It’s the Giulia returns. We must design the Giulia that we can love. An enduring connection to the past, without jeopardizing your future.”
Concerning the efficiency of the electrified Giulia line-up, Imparato states, “It starts at 350 horsepower, the Veloce is 800 horsepower, the Quadrifoglio is 1,000.” The best part of the power figures is the estimations of charging and battery capacity for the brand-new Alfa Romeo EV. The forthcoming STLA Large Platform lineup includes the capability of charging at 800 volts and up to 500 miles in total range. In a modern car, the numbers should not be difficult to achieve. Because the range is an important factor for EV use, it’s possible that the coming Giulia could provide Alfa Romeo with the lift it’s wanted for a while.
Imparato agrees, saying “I do not want you to be a victim of the inconveniences that come with changing to an electric vehicle. My concern isn’t about whether you should switch to EVs, but to achieve the correct control and agility.” The red 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, similar to the Dodge Charger Hellcat, uses plenty of horsepowers to pound an open track during sunset.
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If the Giulia EV that is coming out can meet all these specifications, it may be just what the company needs to stay on the right track within the American market. But it will need to overcome years of reliability problems to convince buyers to try it. Because Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW offer top-quality EV services, Alfa will still have to do its best to improve its name.