In an interview with Automatic espresso, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato revealed a number of details about the company’s future e electric vehicles. But the most interesting thing is that, despite the world’s insatiable appetite for SUVs, the Giulia sports sedan it will get another generation, and one that is entirely electric.
Apparently, the car will be built on the STLA Large platform, one of several EV architectures announced by Stellantis in July. Considering that there will be STLA Small and STLA Medium platforms, we are a little surprised that Alfa would opt for the large option, as the current one Giulia it’s not particularly big. It could be that the Alfa points to a particularly long range from the next Giulia, and perhaps even more interior space. We increase the range because the Large platform is said to accept 101 kWh to 118 kWh of battery capacity and up to 500 miles of range. It may also share the platform and development with the future Stelvio, as does the current one with the Giorgio platform.
Learned also spoke a little about the high-performance Quadrifoglio models. The company is certainly still open to them in the electric age, but only if they can make it work the way they want. It seems unlikely to be a problem for a couple of reasons. One, Learned said car to express that the man who contributed to the development of the Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA is part of the team that developed STLA Large. The other is that Stellantis has planned a wide range of engines. At the low end there will be 94 horsepower engines, but at the other there will be 402 horsepower units. There should be a pairing that strikes a good balance between raw power and finesse, especially when only one makes about 80% of the power of the current V6 biturbo Quadrifoglio.
Stellantis aims to have its 500-mile STLA Large platform cars, among others, ready by 2024. The odds look good that electric Alphas will start showing up at that time, since the brand is planning to be fully electric in 2027. This will make it the first Stellantis brand to be fully electric.