Alfa Romeo’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato, recently confirmed that the Giulia sedan will move to the Stellantis Group’s upcoming EV STLA Large platform. In an interview with Top Gear, Imparato revealed that the electric Giulia will have up to 500 miles of range and will utilize 800-volt architecture, allowing for fast charging. The new platform is based on the Giorgio platform that Giulia is currently built on.
The demise of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 engine from the current Giulia Quadrifoglio appears imminent as the switch to electrification takes place. However, this also means a significant increase in power.
According to Imparato, the base version will produce 350 horsepower, the Veloce will make 800 horsepower, and the electrified Quadrifoglio will essentially double in power to 1000 horsepower. While these figures may change before the launch, the estimates are exciting.
Maintaining character through the electrification process
Imparato emphasized the importance of maintaining Giulia’s character through the electrification process. He stated, “I don’t want you to suffer inconvenience from switching to EV. The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it’s to get the right handling and agility.”
Possible powertrain configuration
The Veloce and Quadrifoglio could take on a similar setup to the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, which has three electric motors – one at the front and two at the rear. However, it is expected that Alfa Romeo will use a skateboard battery configuration, while the Maserati battery uses some of the “engine” bay.