Alfa Romeo flagship would be built by Maserati

Alfa Romeo Giulia sportwagon speculative renderings 07.01.2012
Alfa Romeo Giulia sportwagon speculative renderings 07.01.2012 / Alessandro Masera

Giulia still under development

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has revealed new details about Alfa Romeo's future product lineup.

Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Marchionne said the oft-delayed Giulia is still under development and will be built in Italy for global consumption.

The executive also hinted that if Alfa Romeo were ever to build a large, rear-wheel drive sedan it would "undoubtedly come from an architecture that is shared with Maserati." He added the car would be built with Maserati and would be large enough to be a chauffeur-driven model.

Marchionne declined to confirm an Alfa Romeo crossover is in the works, but said if one were to be built it would be "big enough" and made in Italy.

When asked why he refused to sell the brand to Volkswagen, Marchionne said "Simply because there are some things that are not for sale. If you went to [VW Chairman] Ferdinand Piech and you asked to buy Audi, he would tell you it's not for sale." He summed up by commenting " I have zero interest in selling Alfa. Period."

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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
I want this car so badly . Please please build this Alfa .
Nov 19th, 2012 1:22pm
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afterace2 afterace2
Alfa have a LOT of potential, they would have to be utter idiots to sell it to VW. Just release the god damn Gulia already.
Nov 18th, 2012 8:14pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Build it and bring it to the USA!
Nov 17th, 2012 5:58pm
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Fontainhas Fontainhas
Please do it. Just. Like. That!!!! Absolutely perfect!
Nov 17th, 2012 5:29pm
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Ratt Ratt
Lately anything from Alfa is good news, but for now just bring on the Giulia already. There are not many cars today with such a soul and passion like Alfa Romeo and no matter how good it is it always must remain an Italian brand.
Nov 17th, 2012 12:27pm
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TimeShade TimeShade
I really hope this car gets made. This is what the Quattroporte should have looked like And good that he's not selling Alfa.
Nov 17th, 2012 10:54am
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This rendering is gorgeous just build it as it is don't change anything!
Nov 17th, 2012 10:49am
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
"If you went to (VW Chairman) Ferdinand Piech and you asked to buy Audi, he would tell you it's not for sale." That's very obvious. Audi is Volkswagen's most valuable brand..
Nov 17th, 2012 6:26am
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Lutzie Lutzie
The real meaning is that, for the Fiat Group, Alfa Romeo is planned to be a strong competitor in the Audi market.
Nov 20th, 2012 10:06am
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Well in that case Alfa Romeo has a lot of potential, and I hope they make something out of it. But where does that leave Maserati?
Nov 21st, 2012 6:43am
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