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New Alfa Giulia May Be RWD. New Model Between It and the Giulietta

According to autoedizione.com who claim to have inside sources, Alfa Romeo’s replacement for the striking 159 will, indeed, have a rear-wheel driven chassis, and apparently it may not come from Chrysler, as some speculators may have suggested. The Italian website claims that this information is “confirmation [...] after a lots of rumors and denial about the way the car is [...] transferring its power to the road.” Frankly, it sounds too good to be true, but we’ll go with it, until proven otherwise.
Rendering of the future Giulia 1 photo
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According to inside sources, the RWD Giulia will make its first appearance at the beginning of 2014, and, in terms of size, will sit between the old 166 (4.7m / 15.4 ft), and the new (Chrysler-based) Lancia Thema (5.0m / 16.4 ft), thus being quite larger than its predecessor, the 159. Also, following the Giulia, Alfa Romeo may launch a flagship car, based on Chrysler’s LY platform, a longer version of the LX platform used for the current Chrysler 300C.

Apparently, the Gulia is already very late in its developments stages and it will be ready for its 2014 debut, along with new TBI turbocharged six-cylinder unit is also quite far along in its development and it will be presented along with the new car. Also, questions were asked regarding the gap which will be formed between the Giulia and Giulietta, and apparently a car based on the CUSW compact platform, the same one that underpins the FWD Dodge Dart, will slot in to complete the range. The range will be completed by saloon and estate versions of the Giulietta, and, the most important car for Alfa Romeo, an SUV which will most likely be based on a Jeep platform.

After the information that Alfa would be reviving the RWD roadster in collaboration with Mazda, this is more great news coming from Italy. We hope it’s all true and, if it is, we can’t wait to learn more!
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