2027 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be reborn as an EV

2027 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be reborn as an EV

Electric-only new Giulia to underpin Alfa’s EV switch. Reimagined Giulia is one of four Alfa EVs due by 2027 and will span 345-1000bhp.


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The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be reborn as an EV with up to about 1000bhp and a range of 435 miles as the Italian firm pushes towards a solely electric range by 2027.

Set to evolve from its conventional saloon shape to cover multiple segments, the new Giulia is expected to arrive around the middle of the decade and will not be sold alongside a combustion sibling.

2027 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be reborn as an EV

Power will start at close to 345bhp and the hotter Veloce will offer roughly 790bhp, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato confirmed to Autocar. The hardcore Giulia Quadrifoglio variant will arrive with “around 1000hp” (986bhp) – almost double the 503bhp of today’s twin-turbo petrol V6 car. This most powerful version is likely to have four-wheel drive, rather than the rear-wheel drive of the current car. It could get a set-up similar to fellow Stellantis brand Maserati’s upcoming Granturismo Folgore, which uses three electric motors – one on the front axle and two at the rear – with torque-vectoring functionality.

As well as confirming Alfa’s power ambitions for the Giulia replacement, Imparato suggested that the EV’s range will be up to 435 miles on the WLTP cycle, so owners see it as a “substitute” for their current cars, not a downgrade or a forced switch.

That figure would match the electric successor to sibling brand Peugeot’s 3008 SUV, which will use the ‘Medium’ version of Stellantis’s new STLA architecture. Imparato was keen to emphasise the importance of a rapid electrification programme for Alfa. “We switch because we must,” he said. “If not, Alfa Romeo would be dead.”

He added: “We will switch in a real concrete substitution mode. I don’t want you [customers] to suffer from anything [because of] the switch. I want you to love it.” In its design, the Giulia will look like “the Alfa Romeo we all want”, promised the CEO, who described the already signedoff design as “very cool”.

He previously told Autocar the successor to today’s Giulia would get a less conventional shape, possibly straddling the saloon-estate boundary, with a view to attracting more buyers. Imparato also confirmed the Giulia will be equipped with an 800V electrical architecture, as with other upcoming EVs on the STLA platform. This means a “substantial” battery top-up (likely to be 10-80%) could be completed “within 18 minutes”. Imparato added: “We don’t want you to spend hours charging your car.”

There has been no indication yet of what size battery the new Alfa will use, but Peugeot’s recent Inception coupé concept housed a 100kWh pack in its chassis for a theoretical range of 500 miles and the same size could be destined for the Giulia.

The model is one of four new electric Alfa Romeos scheduled for launch by 2027. It will arrive alongside a compact urban SUV, an electric successor to the Stelvio and a Porsche Taycan-rivalling electric luxury saloon.

Funding for all of these cars has already been allocated by Stellantis’s management, said Imparato, and will help to drive the firm’s 20% year-on-year volume growth target. In 2022, the firm sold 32,943 units in Europe, its main market.

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