Te rebirth of the Alfa Romeo brand is expected to continue with the introduction of a more practical version of the midsize Giulia in Europe, the estate version.
The long awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia is almost reaching dealerships, arriving in just a few weeks in the United States, after being recently offered to buyers throughout Europe. The new Giulia brings an all-new platform, lots of powertrain options and of course the Nurburgring record holding 500-horsepower (372-kilowatt) Quadrifoglio version. According to a JATO Dynamic analyst, the Giulia might be getting a wagon version in Europe in the near future: “The Giulia sedan is doing reasonably well but without a wagon it is not competing in the largest portion of the midsize premium segment.” It appears the European wagon market is worth 42 percent of the sales of premium midsize cars – much higher than the 33 percent take of the sedans throughout the continent.
With expected annual deliveries of 100,000 units for the Giulia sedan, FCA chief Sergio Marchionne also inclines to agree the architecture could easily be modified to accommodate more variations into the lineup as it proved to be “all we expected and more,” according to the top manager. “I think it’s the utilization across a wide range of applications within the group is probably the most beneficial thing we have done from a technical development in a long time.”