Speaking to Car Magazine, Alfa Romeo’s chief of manufacturing, Alfredo Altavilla, said the automaker saw no need to introduce a Giulia wagon as the Stelvio handles and performs well enough to attract Giulia buyers looking for additional cargo space.
“We decided not to do a Giulia Sportwagon,” Altavilla said . “Do we really need it if the Stelvio SUV drives that well? Maybe not. With our fine-tuning, the Stelvio can capture all the people who would otherwise have been interested in the SW.”
Its unlikely the Giulia Sportwagon would arrived in North America, anyway, so this decision mostly affects European Alfa customers. Still, we wouldn’t get too bent out of shape if we were crossing our fingers for a Giulia wagon as the Stelvio rides on the same platform as the Giulia and Alfa assures us it will be just as athletic as the sedan. It even has the Nurburgring lap time to back it up.
The Giulia Sportwagon may be off the table, but that doesn’t mean Alfa’s done with introducing new Giulia variants. Rumors indicate the automaker will pull the wraps off of a two-door Giulia coupe at the Geneva Motor Show early next month and a 350 horsepower Veloce model intended to bridge the gap between the Giulia Ti and the Giulia Quadrifoglio is also expected to arrive sometime down the road. We’ll have more information on those model as it becomes available.