Alfa Giulietta And MiTo Replacements Are Unlikely, New SUV Coming Next

The future of Alfa Romeo’s hatchbacks, the MiTo and Giulietta, is looking increasingly uncertain.

Speaking to Autocar at the Geneva Show, the Italian company’s chief Reid Bigland said that they “not at the same level as the Giulia and Stelvio“, even though “they are very good cars“.

The MiTo and Giulietta are European-market focused, and that’s not on par with Alfa Romeo’s plans. “Our lens will be less Europe and more the entire globe. The European market will be a consideration, but we’ll take quite strongly Asia and North America [into consideration]“,  said Bigland 

As far as the brand’s next vehicle, the Alfa boss said that it would most likely be an SUV. However, there is still an internal debate on its size, which sees two scenarios being taken into consideration – immediately below or above the Stelvio.

Previously, Reid Bigland had said the company will add two more SUVs, one of which will share its underpinnings with the Maserati Levante, alongside a larger sedan than the Giulia and a new sports car.

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  • N1

    I miss Alfa Romeo.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    Now that’s a weird decision from Alfa Romeo: didn’t they say themselves that the Giuletta is the best in its class ?

    • Karl

      Market trends are at play here,either they adjust or bite the dust!

  • Simpli Flexx

    Alfa SUV what’a a crap!!!

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Does it even matter? They can build the crossovers, do a “sport” version with a lower suspension, and voila, hatchback that replaces those cars.

    Case in point: QX30 Sport, called Q30 elsewhere. Just have to call it “crossover” so people will buy it, and you still end up with a hatchback.

    • Benjamin B.

      when the baby boomers die off, crossovers will fade… that being said, a fastback-styled Guilletta would be nice please.

  • Benjamin B.

    A fastback-styled Guilletta would be cool. Would be nice if it started at sub $30k. The Alfa Romeo Ti is tempting though.

  • Denzel

    A new giulietta would be nice addition

  • StrangerGP

    That’s just great. So no new models for the next few years and back to only 2 models when MiTo and Giulietta (and 4C) production is finally finished.

  • antbee

    That’s too bad about the MiTo, I really wanted to try one on for size, so to speak. Reid is talking BS, though, those cars could easily be made for a global market. Something is telling me that all of these manufacturers focusing on CUVs and SUVs, will have it come back and bite them in the ass, when, not if, gasoline goes back to its higher levels.

  • I WOULDN’T MIND SEEING A MITO OR GIULIETTA ON US STREETS.

  • LWOAP

    Then make the Mito GTA and a much better Giulietta QV. They would be nice compliments to the Giulia QV and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

    Come on now.

  • raptorclans

    that’s a pretty weird decision as the giulietta was pretty much the model that sold the most over at our side

  • Vassilis

    Yeah as many others I’d like to see a new Giulietta as well.

  • LeStori

    Find it hard to believe that Alfa Romeo can be viable in Europe without a Giulietta class car unless it is going to move even more upmarket . than BMW and Audi. A not likely event as it would compete with Maserati.

    From what I have read elsewhere Bigland implies that Alfa Romeo will concentrate on the US and Chinese market. Putting your survival in the foreign export (non EU) market seem like a Brave move

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