Jean-Philippe Imparato announced at the end of the week that the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio platform will not be extended to any future generations of these two models.
Alfa Romeo is currently focusing on its future offspring, the Tonale. This small SUV, which is based on the same platform as the small Jeeps, has seen its presentation date postponed due to a development that has not convinced the new CEO of the brand, Jean-Philippe Imparato. The technical part, and more particularly the hybridization, will have to be reviewed and corrected before its revelation, the date of which is still unclear. But this small setback does not prevent the Italian manufacturer from thinking about the future of some of its models, since we learned at the end of the week that the Giorgio platform, on which the Giulia and the Stelvio are based, will not be renewed. .
A billion euros had been invested in the development of this platform, which then allowed Alfa to take its head out of the water and relaunch itself in the sedan market. It was therefore the first Giulia, a sedan available in all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, whose Quadrifoglio version had hit the mark by coming to titillate the queen M3 as no other car had succeeded in doing. This same platform was subsequently used by the Stelvio SUV, which had also given color to the brand.
If we already know that it will not be renewed at Alfa Romeo, Jean-Philippe Imparato has also declared that it would still be used by other brands of the Stellantis group, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the future Maserati Grecale. But the discontinuation of the Giorgio platform at Alfa raises the question of the future of Giulia and Stelvio, since no platform capable of accommodating a rear transmission exists on the side of PSA. Will these two models be entitled to a second generation? And if so, with which platform? Unfortunately, we have no answers to these questions, so we will have to wait to learn more. The current generation of the Giulia is quietly approaching the end of its career, BMW is holding its breath.