One thing leads to another for the brand Alfa Romeo ! After news of a Alfetta to be a C-segment sedanJean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Alfa Romeo (if he still needed introducing), told Autocar journalists about the future E-SUV...with interesting information!
As a reminder, this E-SUV is the famous large SUV positioned above a Stelvio. It will arrive in 2027, by which time Alfa Romeo will have a B-SUV, a C-SUV, a D-SUV and finally an E-SUV... The 4th in the range, but apparently the one that sells the most...
This large SUV will have the task of competing with the BMW iX, the Lotus Eletre and the future electric Porsche Cayenne. However, Imparato assures us, this SUV will be lower than others in its segment to improve aerodynamic efficiency and enable more dynamic design.
By way of comparison, a BMW iX starts at €84,200, and the Lotus Eletre at €97,890. Below are the specifications of both models in their sportier versions, which could be compared to a hypothetical Quadrifoglio.
|BMW iX M60
|Lotus Eletre R
|1.96 m x 1.69 m x 4.95 m
|2.01 m x 1.63 m x 5.1 m
|0 to 100 km/h
|143 050 €
|153 090 €
Unsurprisingly, this E-SUV will use the STLA Large platform, with an 800V architecture, the same as for the future electric Giulia and Stelvio. This platform will offer a range of up to 800 km, and will be able to carry 3 electric motors, for power in excess of 1000 hp and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 2 seconds. On the other hand, let's hope there won't be a weight penalty in the meantime...
This large SUV will be available in Europe, but Alfa Romeo is developing this model mainly for North America and China.who are very fond of this segment.
If I stay [only] in Western Europe, I'll never build this car, because volumes are low and because I don't know how the segment will evolve.Jean-Philippe Imparato
Note that having an E-SUV in the Alfa Romeo range is nothing new. Sergio Marchionne tested the Castello, project 964, on the Giorgio platform, cousin of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Alfa model was cancelled, but the Jeep is here, with a 380 hp, 4-cylinder 2.0L PHEV engine.