During a recent interview with Autocar, Jean-Philippe Imparato, head of Alfa Romeo, spoke about how the next-gen Giulia and how the demand for sedans is changing. While premium sedans, such as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4, are still successful, customers are beginning to desire alternatives more and more. Cars like BMW’s Gran Coupe models and Audi’s Sportback models are becoming increasingly popular, which is why Imparato is considering an additional body style for the upcoming Giulia.
“I don’t want to give up on the sedan [saloon] market,” Imparato told Autocar. “It’s in Alfa’s DNA to have a sporty sedan. But I also acknowledge that there were many suggestions that there should be a station wagon version of the Giulia. Maybe there’s a tipping point between the sedan and the station wagon. With a new Giulia, maybe we can have the best of both worlds.”
That certainly sounds like he’s considering either a wagon or some sort of Gran Coupe-like hatchback. However, it’s said Imparato has already given head designer Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos a proposal for a car similar to the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake.
Then there’s the knowledge that Alfa is looking to massively increase its electric vehicles efforts by 2025 and will likely offer a fully-electric Giulia variant. Can you imagine an all-electric Alfa Romeo Giulia wagon with similarly gorgeous styling as the current car and, hopefully, similar driving dynamics?