The 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be built on an entirely distinct platform called C-Evoluzione, the new chassis will feature a longer wheelbase that will make for more aerodynamic shorter overhangs and will be suspended by a new, more sophisticated suspension. The exterior of the future Giulia is heavily inspired by the new Alfa Romeo MiTo, and just like the compact city car, the 159 replacement will be front wheel drive. However the top of the line Giulia will be offered with a much sportier all wheel drive system, and as an option Alfa Romeo will offer their stability enhancing Active Roll Control system. The future Giulia will be powered by a range of new engines, including a gas burning 1.75 Liter turbocharged unit making 200 HP and the all new 1.4 Liter Multiair power plant pumping out anywhere from 150 HP to 170 HP. As far as alternatively fueled options go, Alfa will offer a diesel burning 2.0 Liter JTDM engine making 170 HP as well as a 1.9 Liter TwinTurbo unit cranking out 190 HP.
Everyone is expecting Alfa Romeo’s long-rumored return to the US market in 2014 after almost 20 years of absence. This return is part of a large revamping of the brand and its alliances with Fiat, Chrysler, and Mazda. Now, we’re learning that this comeback with bring four new models to the U.S.
The first will be the new Giulia sedan - Alfa’s competitor for models like the Audi A4. The upcoming Giulia will be built in the USA so it will share most of its components with the upcoming Chrysler 200, including the Pentastar V-6 engine.
Next, there will be the long rumored compact crossover SUV that will be built on the same platform as the upcoming Jeep Compass. The model will be manufactured alongside the Jeep in Belvidere and will be offered exclusively with Chrysler engines.
The third stop on Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. will be the most important one in many people’s eyes: the 4C Coupe and Roadster. The 4C will arrive in the US one year after the Giulia and will be powered by a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 296 HP.
The final model that will grace U.S. soil is the rear-wheel-drive Duetto sports car. If this name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, many know it as the Spider. This new sports car will be built in Japan and will share its chassis with the next-generation Mazda Miata. The upcoming Duetto will be powered by a longitudinally mounted turbocharged 1.8-liter engine delivering about 170 HP.
A leaked internal document has revealed full details on Alfa Romeo’s future model line-up. Things will start off rather quiet for the next year or so, but in 2013 the company will come out guns blazing with a long list of models.
At the start of 2013, Alfa Romeo will be unveiling an updated MiTo, followed by a five-door version of the same car. These two models will be followed with the highly anticipated production version of the 4C GTA concept unveiled earlier this year. Model year 2013 will end with the debut of the long-rumored SUV - a model that promises to combine "typical SUV versatility with true Alfa Romeo performance."
The following year, 2014, will also keep the Italian company busy starting with the unveiling of the new Giulia in both sedan and station wagon versions. The second act in 2014 will be a new Spider model, followed by a luxury flagship and an updated version of the Giulietta.
With these new models, Alfa Romeo hopes to increase sales to about 400,000 units a year.
Alfa Romeo fans in the US have a lot to be excited about because the long-awaited return of the Italian brand in American soil is drawing closer and closer.
Now, according to Autobild, the stage for Alfa’s return to America could take place at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Autobild is also reporting that Alfa Romeo is intent on bringing at least five models to the 2013 NAIAS, highlighted by the drop-dead gorgeous 4C GTA Concept.
Together with the 4C GTA, other Alfa Romeo models expected to join in the US invasion include the Giulia, the Giulietta, the five-door MiTo, and a still unidentified Jeep-based crossover.
We’ve all anxiously waited a long time for Alfa Romeo to return to our neck of the woods and it certainly hasn’t come with some impatience. But now that it’s beginning to look like the Italian brand is in fact US-bound after years and years of absence, that impatience and anxiety is slowly becoming excitement and eager anticipation.
Alfa Romeo is gearing up for the release of its latest baby, the Giulia. It’s a long time coming considering rumors on the car have been around for quite some time now. But in the classic case of ‘better late than never’, the new Giulia, which is expected to hit the production line at the tail end of 2012, is now further along in its development. This poses as great news for fans of the Italian marquee while on the flip side, the sports sedan’s forthcoming release should be a cause for concern from some of its German rivals, particularly BMW and Audi.
For a brand that has seen its recent struggles, Fiat is hoping that Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sports sedan will be the car that will help the Italian brand recover its place in the auto industry. It’s a tall order for a sports sedan given the stiff competition it’s going to face in the market once it’s released, but nevertheless, Alfa Romeo is confident that they have found the car that will lead them back to prominence in the 2012 Giulia.
UPDATE 04/13/2011: It seems Fiat-Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, is unhappy with the design for the new Giulia so Alfa Romeo may have to wait until 2013 to make its return to the U.S. We’ve waited this long, what’s a few more months?
First it was the Alfa Romeo 156, next came the Alfa Romeo 159, and now plans for the Alfa Romeo Giulia are full speed ahead. Based on a longer and wider platform than the 159, the Giulia will have a McPherson front axle with a twin-link rear suspension and will feature the new Multiair V6 engines. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will produce up to 300bhp. The vehicle will come as a front wheel drive, but will have the platform to support four wheel drive.
We are happy to hear that the Giulia will not come in a hatchback like its brothers, the MiTo and Milano. We are not big fans of hatchbacks and we can safely say that neither are most Americans considering Alfa Romeo’s decision to not offer the MiTo and Milano in the US. Instead Alfa Romeo has decided to make its US comeback with the Alfa Romeo Giulia being offered as a four-door saloon and a five-door sport wagon. Renderings, like the one shown above, show a more rounded, modern shape to the new Giulia as opposed to the boxier shapes of the previous Giulia models.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be introduced to European markets in 2011 with an American debut in 2012. Alfa Romeo has plans to sell 100,000 units per year and is even considering a lightweight Q2 350bhp Autodelta edition.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo was supposed to make its American debut later in the year, but fears over how it would go over Americans squashed that possibility. Nevertheless, Alfa Romeo is still bent on shipping a model over the Atlantic and it seems that it has found the car that would be sent over to the US.
According to Alfa Romeo CEO Sergio Cravero, the first Alfa Romeo model to hit the US in more than 15 years is going to be the Giulia sedan. “The Giulia is a car that could be the most interesting for the U.S. market,” Cravero said. “We need to build cars together with Chrysler that have an Alfa Romeo soul.”
Rather than sell the hatchback MiTo, which Cravero thought wouldn’t go so well in America, the Fiat-owned company has decided that the Guilia – the successor to the 159 that Alfa sells in Europe – would be the car that Alfa Romeo hopes would rebuilt the brand in the US and help Fiat’s newly-acquired division, Chrysler, to break even in its own market.
After the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo gets done working on the new Milano, they will be focusing their attention to the all new Giulia, a new three box sedan that will replace the dated 159. The future Giulia is set to debut sometime in the next two years and will be priced at around $35,000.
Like the future Milano, the new Giulia will use the Fiat Group’s new C-Evo platform, meaning that it will be offered with a front-wheel drive layout powered by a range of new engines, including a gas burning 1.75 Liter turbocharged unit making 200 HP and the all new 1.4 Liter Multiair power plant pumping out anywhere from 150 HP to 170 HP. As far as alternatively fueled options go, Alfa will offer a diesel burning 2.0 Liter JTDM engine making 170 HP as well as a 1.9 Liter TwinTurbo unit cranking out 190 HP.
Alfa Romeo is busy revamping their lineup first the 147 will be replaced by a much more fashionable sounding Milano at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The next model to undergo a drastic change will be the Alfa Romeo 159. It’s replacement will be called Giulia and should make an international motor show debut sometime in the next two years.
The all new 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be built on an entirely distinct platform called C-Evoluzione, the new chassis will feature a longer wheelbase that will make for more aerodynamic shorter overhangs and will be suspended by a new, more sophisticated suspension. The exterior of the future Giulia is heavily inspired by the new Alfa Romeo MiTo, and just like the compact city car, the 159 replacement will be front wheel drive. However the top of the line Giulia will be offered with a much sportier all wheel drive system, and as an option Alfa Romeo will offer their stability enhancing Active Roll Control system.
Although this is just a rendering, the exaggerated roofline and large smooth shape is a look forward at the way that all cars will be styled in the near future. Short overhangs being a major part, not only do they reduce drag by making the silhouette into a smoother curve, but they also push the glass out towards the edges making the most of the available space inside. The Giulia also features a pair of fender vents borrowed from the 8C Competizione and the trademark inverted triangle grill set this new design apart as pure Alfa.