What If Alfa Romeo Went Down the 408 & Crown Route With a High-Riding Giulia Sedan Next? 

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The Italian carmaker was just involved in a huge debacle concerning the appropriate name for its latest model introduction. As such, maybe it's not afraid to innovate even more after escaping the scandal unharmed.
If you asked us about Alfa Romeo a couple of years ago, we would have lamented the iconic brand for only selling the obsolete Giulia sedan and Stelvio luxury crossover SUV, but luckily, things have changed for the better – and a lot. The aforementioned Giulia and Stelvio went through the refreshment procedures and have aged like fine wine, and there is also a trio of new models in the lineup.

One is the Tonale compact crossover SUV, the company's first hybrid and also the purveyor of an updated styling ethos for the brand. The second is not for mere mortals – the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale supercar with ICE and EV powertrains is an ultra-limited special edition series. Last but not least comes the Alfa Romeo Junior – although some folks might know it as the Milano because that was the initial name for the official presentation.

However, this model won't go down in history just for being the company's first all-electric model fashioned on the same underpinnings as the Fiat 600e, Jeep Avenger, and more (Peugeot 2008 II, Opel Mokka B, DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, Lancia Ypsilon IV, etc.) but also the odd fruit of Discordia between the Stellantis brand and the Italian government. In the end, the latter won as the company changed its name, but ultimately, the winner of the publicity war was the Alfa Romeo model, which became world-famous for the scandal.

Anyway, now that Alfa Romeo is on the rise, they shouldn't sit down, and instead, everyone thinks they should push through with even more new model releases. Naturally, both the rumor mill and the imaginative realm of digital car content creators are thinking that next in line should be the old Stelvio and Giulia models. For example, a virtual artist better known as Theottle on social media has recently resorted to CGI slicing and dicing the Maserati Grecale and Alfa Junior to make a new Stelvio akin to the fresh corporate styling.

Now, another pixel master - Larson Design (aka lars_o_saeltzer on social media) brings to life his CGI vision of the upcoming Alfa Giulia EV and also takes a couple of steps forward. His leaps into the digital unknown include a potentially interesting or horrifying 'What if' scenario, depending on your imagination's POV – could the next Alfa Romeo Giulia adopt the crossover-sedan allure of the Toyota Crown and Peugeot 408 with a slightly higher ride height and a fastback design while also turning into an EV-only affair?

So, what do you think? Is this a yay (absolutely zero votes) or a nay like everyone else feels in the comments reel?

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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