The Alfa Giulietta stopped being manufactured last December, but a new generation is already insight that will share a base with the Peugeot 308 and the Opel Astra.
In the new Stellantis automotive group, the result of the merger of the PSA (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, and Opel) and FCA (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Lancia, Maserati, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, and RAM) groups, there will be new vehicles that will share technical platforms, all to take advantage of synergies and, of course, save on production costs. A few weeks ago, we already told you what the new generations of the compact Peugeot 308 and Opel Astra could look like, and now we tell you what the new installment of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta could look like, a vehicle that should share technical elements with the 308 and Astra.
It must be remembered that last December 22 was the date chosen by Alfa Romeo to definitively cease production of the last Giulietta, the representative of the Italian firm in the C segment of compact cars. Faced with its wide and varied competition, the Giulietta is a somewhat old-fashioned vehicle, especially when compared to recent developments such as the new Seat León, VW Golf, Hyundai i30, and Kia Ceed, among others.
Among Alfa Romeo’s new plans for 2021, a slight redesign and update are expected for the Giulia saloon and the Stelvio SUV, in addition to the premiere throughout the second half of the year of the new and unprecedented Tonale SUV. In the case of the new generation of the Giulietta, the latest unofficial information that reaches us from France and Italy suggests that the model in question will not be ready until at least 2023.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2023: This Is How It Could Be
The new and evolved EMP2 technical platform originating from PSA and under which the new generations of the Peugeot 308, DS 4, and Opel Astra will be manufactured will be the starting point for the future Alfa Giulietta. The design will be carried out by the stylists of the Italian brand, while at a technical and mechanical level the architecture will be one hundred percent PSA.
In this way, under the hood of the future Giulietta 2023, we can find the new evolutions of the three-cylinder PureTech gasoline engines associated with 48V mild-hybrid light hybridization technology. On the other hand, it is more than likely that the Italian compact will use plug-in hybrid technology with power levels of 190, 225, 250, 300 hp, or even more powerful. In the case of a hypothetical pure electric version, it should not be ruled out either, especially after confirming the project of the new purely electric Peugeot e-308
Ultimately, it would remain to be seen which manufacturing plant could house the production of the new Giulietta. Currently, there are two centers responsible for producing vehicles with the new EMP2 platform: the French plant in Mulhouse (which will start manufacturing the new 308 from May 2021) and the German factory in Rüsselsheim (which will be responsible for producing the new DS 4 from August 2021 and the new Astra from November this year). Therefore, Mulhouse and Rüsselsheim are the two main candidates to host the assembly of the future Giulietta.