The Electrification Of Alfa Romeo And Maserati Is Imminent

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Stellantis has big plans for two of its Italian brands.

The Stellantis super group of carmakers held its first half earnings call this morning, and in it we were treated to a road map of the products coming down the pipe for all of the company's brands. Here we'll focus on the Italians, namely Maserati and Alfa Romeo. Both brands are on the small side and will need a jumpstart to get back to competing on a global scale.

Alfa Romeo, though only featuring once on this roadmap with a plug-in hybrid coming in 2022, will be one of the first Stellantis brands to go fully electric in the key markets of China, Europe and the US by 2027. We expect to see something from the brand by the end of 2023, probably sharing components with other Fiat and Jeep vehicles.

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We know that Stellantis' four new platforms will cover almost everything it makes. They'll be aptly named STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large and STLA Frame. That last one is for pickup trucks. All of these new platforms are built with electrification in mind. We also learned earlier this year that the company will retire the Alfa Stelvio and Giulia's Giorgio platform in favor of the new ones. As for its plug-in, we're expecting a subcompact crossover, possibly called the Alfa Romeo Tonale next year.

Moving to Maserati, this is an exciting time for the brand, probably the most exciting in a long time. First up we have the return-to-form MC20 coupe to assuage the speed freaks among us. The Italian supercar features a mid-mounted 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. This results in a best-in-class weight/power ratio of 5.3 pounds/horsepower, enabling the MC20 to hit 0-62 mph in less than 2.9 seconds.

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The Grecale SUV is coming next, probably later this year. That will be a conventionally powered vehicle with either a turbo four or the 3.0-liter V6 mentioned above. But we learned today that the brand has two EVs on the docket, one coming in 2022 and one coming in 2023. The later model could be an electric version of the Levante SUV, but we will be interested to find out what's first. The GranTurismo is set to be redesigned in 2022, though we're not sure if that will be a future EV.

The Stellantis brands are playing catchup a little bit, but this road map looks like it's going to put the company's brands back in the game with a mix of electric and hybrid vehicles in the next few years. The roadmap only goes out to the first half of 2023, which is why we don't see the Dodge EV sports car or the EV Ram. But stay tuned, we'll certainly hear more about those two soon.

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