Alfa Romeo has confirmed that a Giulia Wagon will not be coming because of the Stelvio SUV. While wagon fans and enthusiasts will most certainly be disappointed with Alfa Romeo's decision, it does not change the fact that the most profitable market at present is the SUV segment. Because of this, putting off the plans for a Alfa Romeo Giulia Wagon was simply a smart move for the business.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Wagon Goes To The Shelf
According to report, one of the reasons why the Alfa Romeo Giulia Wagon has been cancelled is because the automaker needs to focus on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which will be the first ever SUV for the automaker. It was mentioned that the automaker is looking to boost its sales and apparently, adding more station wagon into the lineup is not the best course of action to do it. In addition, plans for the Giulia Wagon has been around for some time but due to changes in market conditions where SUV demands have surged, the Alfa Romeo has decided to cancel the plans.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Steps In The Limelight
In a report from Motor Authority, Chief Operating Officer of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alfredo Altavilla, explained that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will be more than able to satisfy the buyers that have been looking forward to the Giulia Wagon thanks to the former's car-like dynamics and added space for its storage. After being out of the U.S. market for a considerable amount of time, Alfa Romeo hopes that the Stelvio SUV will help gain grounds in the North American market.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV made its debut during the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show where it generated a lot of hype as it claimed to be the fastest SUV to arrive in the market. Apparently, its Quadrifoglio trim will be powered by a 2.9-liter V6 engine with 505 horsepower. This powertrain allows the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 177 miles per hour. Given this fact, the market has a lot to look forward to in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.