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Confirmed: Alfa Romeo's electric Giulia and Stelvio replacements coming from 2025

Published: 08 March 2024 Updated: 08 March 2024

► Stelvio reborn as EV in 2025
► Giulia follows a year later
► Alfa goes fully electric in 2027

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that its next Stelvio and Giulia will arrive from 2025, with both being transformed into electric cars. The new-generation Stelvio SUV will launch in 2025, and the all-new Giulia saloon will follow on in 2026.

The announcement also includes a confirmation that both new cars will use the ‘EV-native’ STLA Large architecture from Stellantis, with Alfa Romeo confirming it will be the first European brand to use the platform.

The confirmation announcement also states that the Stelvio will be the first car in the Stellantis mega-group to use the upcoming new ‘STLA Brain’ computing system onboard, as well as the STLA SmartCockpit software.

The official confirmation comes after CAR talked about Alfa Romeo’s future product plans back in 2022. Then, in relation to the next-generation Giulia that launches in 2026, Imparato vowed to deliver a no-compromise vehicle, with an 800-volt architecture (like a Porsche Taycan) for quick recharging and 700km (435 miles) of range in the high-performance Quadrifolgio version. To reduce charging downtime, Alfa is set to go first with an aerodynamic saloon-type body rather than an SUV.

‘Giulia is [coming] back!’ said the CEO in 2022. ‘We have to design the Giulia we love, an Alfa Romeo we all want, and [design director] Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos is on it. And we will come back to you with something that is very cool.’ [Our image is an artist’s impression by Andrei Avarvarii.]

And 1000 horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio is coming

‘It will have range, and from 350hp to 800hp as a Veloce, and 1000hp as a Quadrifoglio.’ The car is based on the Stellantis group’s stepchange electric car architecture, STLA, which can package its motors for front, rear and all-wheel drive. Expect the base car to be rear-drive, while the punchier cars will split power across both axles.  

Alfa is only selling the Tonale as a plug-in hybrid in North America to build its electric credentials, and the new Giulia will double down on that. The boss promises that Alfa EVs such as the Giulia will be a no-compromise substitution for a petrol car, not hamstrung by range and refuelling issues.  

That doesn’t mean an SUV won’t follow: indeed the Stelvio, the Giulia’s sister SUV, is odds-on for a 2026 introduction. And 2027 should see Alfa push into the E-segment, important for Chinese and American customers, most likely with a flagship SUV. 

‘In 2027, we jump up on the E-segment that will be frozen in terms of intention and design by the end of 2023. But it is completely locked and funded in the company,’ said the former Peugeot CEO.

Alfa’s bullish product plans

All of this news comes as Alfa Romeo expands its portfolio considerably. The current-shape Stelvio and Giulia were recently facelifted, and the brand pulled the covers off the dramatic 33 Stradale supercar in 2023.

On top of that, it isn’t long until we see the new Milano SUV, which will become Alfa’s smallest current car, using technology shared by the likes of the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600e.

This is Alfa Romeo’s current product plan, including recent new car launches:

• 2023 – Tonale plug-in hybrid unveiled
• 2023 – Giulia and Stelvio refreshes
• 2023 – 33 Stradale supercar
• 2024 – Milano (a mild hybrid and pure EV crossover, filling gap left by Mito supermini)
• 2025 – Electric, new-generation Stelvio
• 2026 – Electric, new-generation Giulia
• 2027 – flagship electric SUV (E-segment)

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches