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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Rumored Alfa Romeo Alfetta Announcement Next Month


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According to rumors circulating around Italian new sites like Motori Online, Sergio Marchionne may make an announcement about the Alfa Romeo Alfetta next month at the company’s new five-year business and product plan presentation in Balocco.

Also called investor day, rumors and assumptions of new models or updates are abundant. There’s the speculation of the outgoing Giulietta’s successor being a crossover, a future flagship model, and even a potential hybrid powertrain for the Giulietta. As the source of these rumors have not been divulged, we’ll have to take everything with a grain of salt.

But these rumors are the first bit of Alfetta news we’ve come across in a very long time and hopefully they will prove to be true. Fans of the brand were probably disappointed when the mid-size sedan’s sale date has been pushed back from 2018 to around 2021.

Designed to be a longer and larger version of the Giulia, the Alfetta would have rivalled the Audi A6, BMW 5er, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class upon release. There were even expectations of a Giulia derived RWB platform with a range-topping 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine.

Perhaps Marchionne will have some good news once investor day is underway on June 1st.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 03:30 PM
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As much as I want to hope that this is news around the Alfetta, I've already heard rumors that Alfa is working an a larger and more powerful variant of the Stelvio. And its likely that they will also confirm the coupe variant of the Giulia.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 02:05 PM
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At least even if they don't outright name the Alfetta, we'll be able to see if something in the same segment will be coming out in the next five years. If it's all SUVs, crossovers and coupes then we'll have to wait more than 5 years for the Alfetta.
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I'm pretty surprised with how well the Guilia is doing, that Alfa doesn't think there is any demand for a more utilitarian sedan. Even if there is some sort of announcement in regards to an expansion of the Giulietta, at least that's indication of more capable models in the future. It would be odd for Alfa to consider a coupe before a hatchback or wagon variant.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 03:43 PM
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At least even if they don't outright name the Alfetta, we'll be able to see if something in the same segment will be coming out in the next five years. If it's all SUVs, crossovers and coupes then we'll have to wait more than 5 years for the Alfetta.
I strongly believe they will be using it given the fact that car makers always look for ways to pay homage to past models that actually did well. Not only that but looking at AR's past, "Alfetta" is the only appropriate name to use if all what we're hearing about this future product is correct.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 03:15 PM
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From what I understand, these announcements involve a future models chart with some models covered under a tarp but you can still make out the general shape of it though differentiating a coupe from a sleek four door may be harder.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 03:28 PM
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Well we will get to see what Marchionne has planned for Alfa tomorrow. There are already some rumors going around that he's going to end Fiat sales in North America, and make significant cuts to Chrysler as well.
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This should correlate to well to development going on at Maserati due to the fact they're all under FCA.
Thus, we should be looking at FCA as a whole for all the hints we need.
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The only thing ending with those two brands is the fact the current way of creating Fiats and Chryslers will come to an end, instead they will be EV's and only EV's.
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