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Christopher Bruce2013-11-04 16:53:54

Alfa Romeo Giulia Mid-Size Sedan Put on Hold to Find Global Style

It was close once to being introduced, but now it must appeal worldwide

The Gloria concept gave an idea of what Alfa Romeo was thinking with the Giulia

Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoAlfa RomeoItaly, 1910 > present108 models
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7 videos
is in the process of righting itself back into a major automaker, but before it can be a major player, it needs to update its aging model range. Fiat lead designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti is working hard on the new Alfa Romeo GiuliaGiuliaAlfa Romeo GiuliaItaly, 1962 > 19762 series
33 versions
61 photos
sedan, a car that has been delayed multiple times to switch it from a European-only model to a world car.

The Giulia was originally supposed to be released in 2014, but its introduction has been put on hold until the right design can be found.

“Alfa Romeo is the hardest design challenge we face. There is a lot of expectation, so what we do has to be remarkable but stand the test of time,” said Ramaciotti.

The Giulia was nearly done when it was created as a replacement for the 159159 Gen.1Alfa Romeo 159 Gen.1Italy, 2005 > 201190 versions
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in Europe. Then, FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
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-ChryslerChryslerChryslerUnited States of America, 1925 > present70 models
875 photos
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decided it would be better to have a sedan that it could sell worldwide. The Giulia and next generation Chrysler 300300 (modern) Gen.2Chrysler 300 (modern) Gen.2United States of America, 2011 > present12 versions
46 photos
and Dodge Charger will likely share the same platform.

Pictured above is the Alfa Romeo Gloria ConceptGloria ConceptAlfa Romeo Gloria ConceptItaly, 2013 > 20131 photo
from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It gives an idea of what Fiat was considering the Giulia to look like, but according to Ramaciotti that has changed since then.

Source: Autocar

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