Alfa Romeo promises to have an eight-car lineup by the end of 2018 and one of the cars, expected to launch next year, will be a sporty sedan rumored to wear the Giulia title.
We now have our first spy shots of the Giulia, though this is a very early test mule which uses a makeshift Maserati Ghibli body to hide its internals. We can clearly see that the Giulia will be shorter and narrower than the midsize Ghibli, which makes sense because the car is being designed as a rival for small sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series and upcoming Jaguar XE.
The platform underpinning the car is thought to be a lower-cost version of the rear-wheel-drive platform found in Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans.
Code-named Giorgio, the new platform will offer the option of all-wheel drive and will eventually be used for a handful of Alfa products as well as the next-generation Dodge Challenger and next-generation versions of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.
The new Giulia, which carries the internal code Tipo 952, will be the first recipient of the platform.
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