The replacement for the Alfa Romeo 159 (which went out of production in 2011), has been on it’s way for years (on/off). Now that we’re getting closer to an actual car, I’ll start to collect the news and rumors here. The car has long been rumored to revive the name of the 60s and 70s Giulia, so I’ll continue to use it here.
- 2012-08-08 AutoEdizione – Is this the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon?
- 2012-08-06 AutoEdizione – Alfa Romeo Giulia with RWD and KERS
- 2012-08-02 AutoEdizione – Design Giulia continued in the US, future Punto will be re-designed
- 2012-07-31 AutoEdizione – More details about the future Alfa Romeo Giulia from Italy
2012-07-23 Alfa Romeo Giulia (2014): CAR Magazine’s new scoop. The new August 2012 issue of CAR Magazine spills the beans on the new Alfa Romeo Giulia – the car which will replace the 159 and turn Alfa into a realistic executive contender, hopes Turin.
- CEO Sergio Marchionne: ‘Historically, Alfa was known for three things: powertrain, looks and dynamics,’ he tells CAR. And the Giulia will focus on all three of those core values. It’ll be based on the Fiat Group’s front- and four-wheel drive ‘compact wide’ architecture, a platform derived from the Giulietta’s, powered by petrol and diesel engines stretching from 1.6 to 3.6 litres in capacity and bristling with technology.
- 2012-07-18 AutoEdizione – Alfa Romeo Giulia 2014. AutoEdizione is quoting an article from Car Magazine, where CEO Sergio Marchionne talks about the forthcoming Giulia. These are the rumor highlights:
- Launch: 2014
- “The engines will start with the 1,4 and 1,8 liter four cylinder engines up to the newly developed 3,2 V6 (of course there will also be diesel engines available) and an evolved robotised gearbox.“
- “The car will be around 4,8 meters long and will have RWD.“
- “The new platform is a unique evolution of the Compact US Wide platform and can optionally be enhanced with 4WD.“
- “The design of the Giulia is the work of Lorenzo Ramaciotti (just like the 4C).“
- 2012-07-28 AutoEdizione – Lorenzo Ramaciotti puts the final touch to Alfa Romeo Giulia
- 2012-06-11 AutoEdizione – Alfa Romeo plans building Giulia on two sites. “The British Autocar reports that Alfa Romeo plans to build the upcoming Giulia at two different production facilities around the world. At which plants the D-segment car will be produced is still open, although one of the plants for sure is in America (probably Sterling Heights, Michigan). One would expect the other assembly plant to be located in Italy, but this is not a fact. The insider by Alfa Romeo spoke about two different locations ‘in the world’.“
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