For this reason, the range of cars is different. A few logos decorate city cars as well as commercial vans and pick-ups. With others – just a particularly luxurious sedan or off-road vehicle. The most recognizable Alfa Romeo models are the Giulia sport sedan, which is both extremely fast and geared to maximum driving pleasure, and the Giulietta is a compact hatchback.
Alfa Romeo has never focused on mass production that would fit into any market segment. But every day there is a growing group of customers who appreciate the characteristics of this brand car & # 39; s: history, design, sportiness, the Formula 1 team. This group grows regularly, with drivers from other cars that try Alfa Romeo every day and are fascinated by these Italian models, "says Karla Pabrz, representative of Alfa Romeo.
The principle has not changed for 100 years
Alfa Romeo currently produces three models: the Giulietta hatchback, the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover, but with a few other models – sedans and crossovers – we are introduced to the paint of the following year. Many Alfa Romeo premium segment competitors produce dozens of cars – the same models have different body variants, wheelbases of different lengths, but the Italians don't think so. The reasons for this are just over 100 years ago, when the history of this manufacturer just started.
"These reasons are special design, sportiness and quality. Alfa Romeo cars do not mix with others – their shape, lighting and wheels are different from most. To fill all market niches, this principle must be sacrificed. to test the car and adjust the operation of each mechanism, it is necessary to perform many tests under different conditions, it is not possible to perform exhaustive tests when one model is produced after another, even the properties of the sedan and the universal steering are different due to the different weight distribution and aerodynamics, "says K. Pabērzs.
This is best illustrated by the results. "Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio" is the fastest sedan in Nürburgring Nordsleif (one ring was defeated in 7 min 32 sec), and "Stelvio Quadrifoglio" – the fastest SUV (7 min 51.7 s). The Alfa Romeo sedan at the Nürburgring had a better lap time than models like the Porsche Carrera GT or Ferrari 458 Italia, but the Italian SUV outperformed the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 and Aston Martin V12 Vantage S.
If Alfa Romeo introduces the universal, the first goal will be the same: to become the fastest universal at the Nürburgring. The same goal will be for the new hatchback and compact SUV.
Sporting and electric future
Alfa Romeo & # 39; s cars & # 39; s after a long break at the start of this decade were full of news. The presented Giulia sedan marked a return to the traditional components – the front of the engine and the rear-wheel drive.
A year later we were introduced to the first Alfa Romeo SUV – Stelvio. The conceptual "Tonale" crossover was unveiled at the last Geneva Motor Show. It is less than Stelvio, which is expected to be the first Alfa Romeo model with a hybrid power plant and the first electric car.
Electric sports models are distinguished by other characteristics: they run faster, but the center of gravity can be concentrated on the car's own end. Today there are already several electric racing events, but the World RX World RX Championship is scheduled to run from 2021, so Alfa Romeo is also taking steps in this direction.
The small crossover is intended to be the first hybrid and fully electric Alfa Romeo model, but a completely new classic hatchback is also planned for 2020.
Alfa Romeo & # 39; s 4C and 8C sports coupes are also prepared for offspring. The GTV with a hybrid platform will reach more than 600 hp and must be comparable to the Giulia coupe. The sporty 8C rear wheels are powered by a gasoline engine, while the front – electrically, the total system power will exceed 700 hp. These are cars that are only presented after a few years, but some parts are now being tried out and made for their debut in the market, record highs on the Nürburgring and high places in reliability testing.