“Electric, it will arrive in 2027 and it will not be an SUV” – Corriere.it

“Electric, it will arrive in 2027 and it will not be an SUV” – Corriere.it

According to CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, a new model larger than the Tonale, Giulia and Stelvio will be needed to succeed in the US.

Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Alfa Romeo, reveals new details about the flagship that the fashion center led by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos has been designing in recent months. During the presentation of the compact SUV Tonal in Japan, Imparato allowed himself to do new things: First confirmed in 2027, it will be bigger than Giulia And Stelvio And it doesn’t have to be an SUV.

By 2030 40% of sales outside Europe

So the boss of Alfa Romeo needs a big example for to be most successful in foreign markets, especially in the United States. The new model will contribute to the goal: 40% of international sales outside Europe by the end of the decade (in 2021 it was 18%).

A question of aerodynamics

The new flagship can compete with BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz Gle, successful models around the world, especially in North America. So why not an SUV? The technical answer will be linked to aerodynamics: the transition to the electric age takes into account the air resistance and. Large vehicles such as SUVs are definitely not good in this field. Long live sedans? We will see.

January 27, 2023 (change January 27, 2023 | 15:58)