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Alfa Romeo Bringing Iconic Hatchback Back As EV

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Will it Make it to the US Market?

Alfetta Revival Officially Announced

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato recently announced plans to revive the iconic Alfetta hatchback, although unlikely with its original iconic edginess. The modern version would be powered purely by electricity, slot into the compact segment, and possibly see a launch in the latter half of the decade.

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Appreciation for Beauty and Dynamics

In 1972, Alfa launched the Alfetta sedan with the hatchback GT and GTV versions that left a lasting impression on car enthusiasts as much for their beauty as their dynamics. Engines ranged from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder to a 3.0-liter V6 and even a 2.6-liter V8.

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Architecture Based on STLA

The most cost-effective route would likely be to base the Alfetta EV on the same STLA architecture that will underpin 2028's incoming Delta electric hatchback from compatriot Lancia.

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US Market Prospects Not Promising

Unfortunately for us Americans, a hatchback is typically not a good seller in our market - which begs the question as to whether or not this vehicle will make it across shores at all.

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Hopeful of a 2028 Launch

Alfa Romeo will decide on its 2028-2030 product plan in September that could potentially include the Alfetta revival, if given approval it could launch as early as 2028 - so there is still some hope yet!

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