Alfa Romeo is in the midst of a revamp that started with the 4C and 4C Spider and persisted with the Giulia sedan. The Italian automaker will continue to take itself a bit more seriously with several all-new products to be introduced between now and 2021 – including two new crossovers and potentially a new sportscar.
The first new Alfa to arrive will be the Stelvio crossover, which is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this October. The five-seat crossover will utilize Alfa’s Giorgio rear-wheel drive platform and will likely share the sedan’s engine lineup, which consists of a 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder and a 2.2-liter diesel. A high-performance Qudrifoglio Verde version with Alfa’s 505 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is also expected.
Car Magazine reports a seven-seat Alfa Romeo SUV will arrive in 2018, however we heard in February it would be pushed back until 2020 or beyond. At that time it was also reported the full-size ‘Alfetta’ sedan would be pushed back until at least 2020. We’re still expecting both products to be delayed, but Fiat Chrysler’s new push towards trucks SUVs could see the full-size SUV arrive by 2018 or 2019.
As for the Giulietta, Car reports Alfa Romeo is still deciding whether to base it off the rear-wheel drive Giorgio platform or an a more cost effective front-wheel drive architecture. Engineers have plenty of time to make up their minds, however, with Car reporting Alfa won’t make a decision on the new Giulietta until the Summer of 2017. A ‘sportwagon’ variant will also arrive.
Elsewhere in the Alfa Romeo crystal ball is a new sportscar based on the Giorgio platform. The pair take a backseat in importance to money-making models like the Stelvio, so they probably won’t arrive until 2021 or beyond, according to Car.