Alfa Romeo is planning for bigger models.

Alfa Romeo is planning for bigger models.

02 May 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2022

Right now, the biggest vehicle you can find in the Italian car manufacturer lineup is the Stelvio which is technically a compact SUV. On the car side, the Giulia is your roomiest option, and again, we are talking about a compact vehicle here. Alfa Romeo has gone thru a rough time, and we can understand we, the Italian brand, have had a limited offer over the past 10 to 15 years. 

 

However, Alfa Romeo is now part of Stellantis, and the headquarters has been clear about the fact each brand needs to prove it can stay. Alfa Romeo is a sports luxury brand, so it can make sense to go for more oversized vehicles. But how big exactly does the Italian manufacturer want to go? Well, according to Autoweek, who recently interviewed one of Alfa Romeo's CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato, the brand wants to compete with vehicles like the BMW X5, X6, and 7 Series. 

 

Of course, Alfa Romeo already has access to this kind of platform, thanks to the other brands who are part of Stellaris. A bigger SUV could quickly come from the same platform as the Maserati Levante or even the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the only option on the big sedan is the Maserati Quattroporte right now. 

 

New Platform

 

Anyways, I don't think Alfa Romeo plans to use an existing platform since the Italian manufacturer is going toward electrification. So don't be surprised if the first alteration of those big new vehicles in Alfa Romeo's lineup comes out as an all-electric vehicle. The Italian manufacturer could potentially develop a new platform with Maserati and other Stellantis brands for an all-new EV assortment. 

 

A Smaller SUV

 

Alfa Romeo is really working hard to stay on the market, and that is why the Italian manufacturer is working on many battlefields at the same time. It recently launched a new smaller SUV called the Tonale, and this vehicle will be fascinating thanks to its plug-in hybrid drivetrain. I think it is the best thing that could happen to Alfa Romeo, and here's why. The Italian manufacturer is far from its racing glory and now has to concentrate on something else like SUVs and eco-friendly vehicles. Also, this is why I think the Alfa Romeo lineup will change drastically in the next few years, and hopefully, this will be enough for the brand not to be cut by Stellaris. 

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier



Tags: Alfa Romeo, BMW, Jeep, Maserati, BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier