- Giulia Sportwagon concept.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Wagon: Why we need it.

Motortrend's 2018 car of the year has proven successful as a sedan, so, why not a wagon, Fiat-Chrysler?

2y ago

This little Alfa reintroduced the Italian sports car brand to the mix of the American market, and proved itself to be such a promising sports sedan that it even won awards and broke records. They even claim it to be faster than an M3. Alfa Romeo now offers three models in the US: the Giulia, Stelvio, and 4c. Right now, while sales are booming, is primetime to offer a new model.

A little on this Giulia sport sedan:

Alfa Romeo claims a 0-60 time in 3.8 seconds for the Quadrifoglio, the highest level trim starting at just shy of $74k. Now this seems like a lot for a sport sedan, but with AWD and a twin-turbo V6 chopped from a Ferrari V8 block pushing 505 horsepower and 443lb/ft of torque, I think it is safe to say that the value of this heritage-rich, race-bred masterpiece is pretty high.

Previously, FCA announced they would be offering a sportwagon Giulia in international markets by late 2017, but apparently their plans changed. After promising the release of a sportwagon, they shortly then started selling the Stelvio, an SUV they claim to be the fastest in the world. Officials from Alfa said that there is no longer going to be a wagon, because the Stelvio satisfies the same market.

Yes, the Stelvio is technically based on the same platform used to build the Giulia, but I still find myself asking why; why does everyone go berserk over a crossover? The market is so overcrowded by these hunched over CUVs and they are selling like hotcakes. Nowadays, automotive journalists are all writing about the impact this shift has had on automotive culture on all perspectives, even global. But what really needs to be looked at is what could happen rather than what did happen. I still believe they COULD sell this wagon. The pictures of the concept that were released reveal the gorgeous swooping lines and aggressive aerodynamics. Plus, the Italians haven't offered a wagon to the US market in a long time. Who else would buy one?






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  • I got the 4C Spider, but with the Model 3, audi etron Gt, and (most importy to me) the Taycan, have just driven the yawn-some Giulia and Stelvio Quadri’s. Will never buy them. NEVER; the EV Alfireri is more appealing than either of Alfa’s “dailies”.

    If the GIulia QV Wagon was made, simply by swapping the sedan’s trunk for a sexy-lined hatch, and offering a manual, FCA would have double my money.

    But no. Car execs are stupid, unqualified, and/or mislead, unless they are Jeep’s, Aston Martin’s, Mazda’s, or Porsche’s (the one’s that can say they improved the brand, maintain 3-pedal manuals, made their cars lighter, *and* make more money than the previous CEO did).

      2 years ago
    • I agree with that completely. Can you imagine how much we’d all pay if they offered a manual?? Oh man.

        2 years ago
    • It’s just bad data: the money side of car manufacturers haven’t caught up to the design and engineering side, which locks the company in a vicious cycle of trying to undermine their manufacturing capacities with the lowest-hanging...

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        2 years ago
  • I am still driving my 156 SW and I love it do death, but it's not going to last forever. I would buy a Guilia SW - they could produce it in Azzurro Nuvola paint like mine. I bought my 156 before it had even been released - it was exactly what I wanted - and it has been superb over 270'000 kms. We don't all want to drive tanks which you can barely fit into an underground car parking space. But we might want to put a dog in the back. Until there is an SW, I will continue to eek out my 156. It makes little sense for everyone to have bigger and bigger cars in a world where there is less and less room.

      2 months ago
  • So this will be just one more wagon/hatch loving beat-my-head-against-the-mfg-impenetrable-marketing wall. I have owned a heavily modified Guilia Ti, a Guilia QV, and a Stelvio QV. Miss them all, but I now pilot a Volvo V90 wagon with Polestar accouterments. Granted 505hp trumps 335hp, but damnit I wanted a sleek wagon and not a hump-back SUV sort of thing. Yes, we Yanks have shunned wagons. And our Euro buddies still think they're great. If FCA/Alfa would build this beautiful ride, I'll take European delivery, pay the Feds for validating its right to be here, and live with a very smug smile. Beautiful images, BTW.

      8 months ago