The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia is coming this June, as per a new report from Autocar. As per the report, the Alfa 159 replacement shares its underpinnings with the Maserati Ghibli, and will be offered with rear-wheel drive/four-wheel drive and a choice of four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines. Citing the words of Harald Wester, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Alfa Romeo, the new Alfas will be driver-focused and provide an exceptional driving experience.
According to the report, 600 people will be employed at the skunkworks by the end of this year. Skunkworks or bunkers are secret industrial units located faraway from FCA’s Italian operations, which provides an environment for development without any pressures or must-follow traditions; a mass car development facility would not have such an environment. Within a budget of €5 billion, the engineers here will have developed eight new models and a range of four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines by the end of 2015, suggests the report.
The Milanese brand aims to increase its annual sales from 74,000 (2013) to 400,000 units by 2018. As per the report, Alfa Romeo considers its main competitors to be the German trio and Lexus. The all-new D-segment luxury car is likely to debut in Milan on 24 June, 2015 – the automaker’s 105th birthday.