Alfa Romeo Quietly Cancels the Giulia Wagon
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon is officially canceled.
Like many other automakers, Alfa Romeo has decided that crossovers and SUVs are better options than wagons in today’s marketplace. As such, Alfa Romeo has decided to axe the Giulia Sportwagon before it even went into production, saving development costs for a model that might not even sell well.
“We decided not to do a Giulia Sportwagon,” said Alfa manufacturing head Alfredo Altavilla in an interview with CAR magazine. “Do we really need it if the Stelvio SUV drives that well? Maybe not. With our fine-tuning, the Stelvio can capture all the people who would otherwise have been interested in the SW.”
The company acknowledges it thought about the Giulia Sportwagon for quite some time, but realized the segment has been changing quickly. And, at least in the U.S., it’s likely a wise decision considering how popular crossovers and SUVs are compared to wagon models.
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