The third generation Alfa Romeo Giulietta was introduced as 5-door hatchback at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and given a facelift in for MY2014 at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.
The company’s ambitious 5-year plan announced in May 2014 showed two new compact models in the que for launch between 2016 to 2018. One of these is said to be a compact crossover and the other, a compact hatchback. The compact crossover has entered the testing phase as a chassis mule and will likely hit the markets in 2016. The all-new compact hatchback should therefore arrive in 2017.
The rendering of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde featured here, courtesy of LP Design, previews the all-new compact hatchback with the company’s latest design language that will be first used for the 2016 Giulia, unveiled last month. Reports say that the all-new model will feature a rear-wheel drive layout and spawn a coupe version too, which was discontinued after the first generation.
The company’s current plans are to launch of the Giulia in Europe later this year and in the U.S. in H1 2016. Australian sales should commence in late 2016 or early 2017. It will have its global public debut at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in September.