Alfa Romeo made its global ambitions clear with the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia this year. Over the next three years, the FCA-owned Italian automaker will launch eight new models in multiple segments to steer growth. The first of the eight will be the Alfa Romeo Giulia sports saloon that will take on the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and Mercedes C-Class.
According to a fresh report from Autocar, two of the remaining seven will be the new generation Giulietta models, likely a five-door hatchback and a saloon. A Giulietta saloon would help the company lock horns with the Audi A3 Saloon and Mercedes CLA-Class. Both should be based on a shortened Giorgio rear-wheel drive platform.
Another new model, as per the report, will be a Giulia saloon-based crossover. This model has been said to arrive in 2016 by previous reports. There will also be a full-size crossover and a full-size saloon. The two utility vehicles will purely be crossovers though, and not SUVs, indicated Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Special Adviser to FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, in June.
The report says that the remaining two models should be the Alfa Romeo GTV coupe and Alfa Romeo GTV Spider (convertible), returning to the market after a prolonged absence. The five-year plan announced by FCA though, includes only one speciality vehicle. According to this plan, there will be two mid-size models, one of which is the Giulia saloon. And these two models do not include the Giulia-based crossover, as the plan already shows utility vehicles separately.