Alfa Romeo will develop a model greater than the present Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover within the U.S. to be launched in 2027, in response to CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato.
Imparato made the feedback throughout a media name final week the place he additionally mentioned growing the automobile within the U.S. would not essentially imply manufacturing within the U.S. or different NAFTA international locations, Reuters reported.
Alfa Romeo at present builds its automobiles solely in Italy.
Imparato mentioned a call on the kind of automobile hasn’t been made, with an SUV, crossover and sedan all on the desk, although he additionally mentioned a conventional massive SUV just like the BMW X5 will most likely not be the case, in response to Reuters.
A call is predicted by the top of the yr.
Imparato’s feedback come simply months after he mentioned Alfa Romeo plans a automobile the dimensions of the BMW X5 to be launched in 2027 because the automaker’s flagship. He mentioned the automobile shall be electrical, which is line with a beforehand introduced plan that can see Alfa Romeo solely provide electrical automobiles from 2027.
Alfa Romeo, as a member of Stellantis fold, has entry to 4 modular EV platforms: STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Giant, and STLA Body. The U.S.-developed Alfa Romeo will possible trip on the STLA Giant platform which can provide as much as 500 miles of vary and is designed for premium mid-size and enormous vehicles.
With Alfa Romeo to be absolutely electrical in only a few years, there are rumors the automaker will ship off the internal-combustion engine with a bang. The rumors level to Alfa Romeo reviving its plans for a mid-engine supercar, which had been introduced in 2018 however canceled the next yr.