Just a few days ago, Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Alfa Romeo, confirmed several news of great interest, including the launch of a fully electric Giulia to compete in the D segment in the coming years. In parallel, he also announced that in 2027 the firm would return to the E segment with a 100% electric SUV.
This model, which could be called Castello in honor of an Italian mountain pass (following the example of the Tonale and Stelvio), will be key for the brand to gain traction in markets such as China or the United States. Its main rivals will be the Audi Q6 e-Tron, BMW iX, and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, although Imparato has cited the BMW X5 as a reference for its development.
Initially, the Alfa Romeo Castello will be based on the STLA Large modular platform of the Stellantis group, an architecture that will also reach the largest models of brands such as Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati. Currently, the transalpine firm is working to adapt the steering and suspension of the Giorgio platform to the STLA Large.
This base will be used in models of segments D, E, and F with lengths between 4.70 and 5.5 meters. Its batteries will have between 101 and 118 kWh of capacity, while its maximum autonomy will be 800 km WLTP. Previous information indicates that it will have an advanced 800-volt electrical system, so it will be compatible with ultra-fast high-power charges.
The Alfa Romeo Castello will be related to the next Maserati Levante
Initially, this model will have much in common with the new generation Maserati Levante, which will have an electric version called Folgore. In addition, it should also share the development with other models in the group such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of the heavyweights in the Stellantis lineup at an international level.
Given its role as the flagship of the group’s most global premium firm, the Alfa Romeo Castello will feature the latest technology from Stellantis in terms of infotainment, connectivity, and driving aids. In addition, it is expected to maintain the sporty behavior that usually characterizes the company’s vehicles.