Alfa Romeo's iconic Giulia confirmed to live on as electric sports sedan
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Alfa Romeo is hitting the recharge button as it plans to go all-electric.
The Italian brand is looking to its entire range fully electric by 2027 and it has confirmed its Giulia sedan will live on in the new era.
Alfa Romeo boss Jean-Phillipe Imparato confirmed the new electric Giulia in an interview with UK publication Auto Express.
The next-gen sporty sedan is expected to be built on parent company Stellantis’ large vehicle platform, according to the report.
This platform prioritises driving range and the cars built of this architecture are likley to have large batteries storing between 101kWh and 118kWh. That will give them a driving range of up to 800km, which is better than most petrol cars.
The car would be all-wheel drive and have the potential for Tesla Model S beating performance, boasting 0-100km/h times as low as 2 seconds.
Imparato wants to maintain the Quadrifoglio performance brand but did say that if they were not able to deliver the right performance needed to wear the badge the company wouldn’t proceed.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio has won acclaim as one of the best driving sports sedans on the market and a genuine rival to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C63.
This means the top-shelf Alfa is set to ditch the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 making 375kW/600Nm for an array of high-powered electric motors.
Imparato isn’t a fan of fake car noises either, and said his team was working on new sensations such as vibrations to give driving feedback.
Alfa Romeo will start its electrified journey with the coming Tonale small SUV.
This model will come with a plug-in hybrid set-up that combines a petrol engine with an electric motor and battery. This set-up allows it to drive on electric-only power for small distances.