Alfa Romeo plans to launch an electric SUV in 2022

10-июн, 08;48 admin 1565
When the Giulietta compact hatchback goes out of production later this year, Alfa Romeo will be left with two products in its line: the Giulia and the Stelvio.

However, the family will expand next year with a plug-in hybrid model called the Tonale, and if recent information published by Autocar is correct, another SUV, an electric one, will join the line from 2022. Little is known about the first zero-emission Alfa Romeo, but it could benefit the PSA platform after merging with FCA.

The PSA group already produces several electric models, including the Opel Corsa-e, Peugeot e-208, DS 3 Crossback, Peugeot e-2008 and Mokka-e, all based on the CMP (EMP1) platform.
Therefore, the scenario most likely places the electric alpha on the same architecture, although the exact specifications of the engine are unknown. PSA products have a single 134 HP electric motor connected to a 50 kW battery. To remain competitive, it is assumed that the Alfa Romeo SUV will be designed with improved performance.

Alfa's electric SUV can include artificial sounds in an attempt to give more excitement to the person sitting in the driver's seat. However, "the idea is not to create false sounds to simulate an internal combustion engine, since we will not have false things on alpha," a representative of the Italian company told the British publication.