Report: 2025 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Confirmed as Fully Electric

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

Alfa Romeo will reportedly be electrifying with Giulia sport sedan with the top-trim Quadrifoglio boasting 1,000 horsepower according to CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato.

Speaking with the United Kingdom’s Top Gear, the chief executive said Alfa remains dedicated to electrification with the entire Giulia lineup set to be electrified in a little under two years. While the brand has other EVs on the docket – including some that will precede the Giulia’s transformation – the brand’s niche appeal will likely prohibit some models from being imported to North America.

While electrification hasn’t gotten the warmest welcome in the United States due to the country's longer driving distances, leadership seems confident that it’s the right move for Europe. However, Alfa Romeo doesn’t seem ignorant of the reasons why people living in North America are more hesitant to buy EVs, with Imparato making it very clear that range anxiety will be an important factor – regardless of the market.

From Top Gear:

Next year there's Alfa's first full-EV. But don't get too excited: it's another crossover, smaller than the Tonale. It'll be based, Imparato confirms, on the Stellantis CMP platform, available as petrol and electric. In other words, an Alfa'd version [of] the [exclusive to Europe] Jeep Avenger or Vauxhall Mokka.
More interesting are a pair of new full-electric big cars, saloon and crossover, for 2025 and 2026. Presumably it's the crossover first, as they sell more? His reply is intriguing. "Not necessarily. With an EV you speak first of range. A saloon is better for that."
He calls this saloon the new Giulia. "The Giulia is back. Alejandro [Mesonero-Romanos, design chief at Alfa] is on it at the moment. We have to design a Giulia we will love. A connection with the past without jeopardising [sic] the future."

Jean-Philippe said the all-electric sedan will boast up to 500 miles of range and utilize a modern 800-volt architecture that allows for some of the fastest charging available. While that’s still not as much distance as the current Giulia’s 15.8-gallon fuel tank can manage when filled to the brim, it’s quite close. However, you may have to splurge on the most expensive version of the EV to get the battery configuration that’ll almost match it.

Power estimates were also somewhat vague. But the CEO threw out some pretty big numbers. Imparato told Top Gear that the base version of the sedan should produce 350 horsepower and the Veloce will be closer to 800 hp. It’s our assumption that the base model will remain rear-wheel drive with the Veloce having a dual motor setup that turns all four tires. The latter should also be true for the Quadrifoglio, which Alfa’s boss said would make 1,000 horsepower. Even if you’re devastated by the loss of the sedan’s 2.9-liter V6, the EV's prospective numbers are bound to help soften the blow.

That’s assuming those numbers stay where they are and the Giulia’s battery pack doesn’t add so much weight that it becomes clumsy in the corners. But these are again concerns shared by Imparato. He said Alfa was hard at work developing the sedan in a manner that wouldn't let the downsides of electrification become a problem.

"I don't want you to suffer inconvenience from switching to EV,” he explained. “The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it's to get the right handling and agility."

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 28, 2023

    I told you there would be some interesting vehicles coming from Stellantis.

  • El scotto El scotto on Feb 28, 2023

    Oddly enough there are a couple of Maserati's and an Alfa Quatrofromaggio, the one with the go-fast engine where I work. One guy even drives his 308 on on nice Fridays.

    One of the young ladies in my office was asking what the big deal was about the expensive Italian cars. I explained it's like the Italians mechanized really great sex. She then asked, so not like my Civic? I responded your Civic is like one of you is already in bed and the lights are kept off.

    In the end, our HR boss drives a red Mustang GT convertible. She was smiling as she gave me my stern warning.

  • Arthur Dailey 'The capitalists will sell use the very rope that we use to hang them.' In our household we have cut down our shopping/spending and pay more to purchase products from 1st world nations or 2nd world nations that are our 'allies'. That also means quite often only buying and eating fruit and vegetables that are in season. Just like our parents and grandparents did.At least TTAC published an article on May 21st regarding LAN transformers that contravene the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act being used in some BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, and VW products?
  • ToolGuy I wouldn't buy any old Chinese brand of vehicle, but the right EV at the right price, maybe possibly yes. If you told me this would alarm Ford and torque off FreedMike, all the better. 😉P.S. I would *definitely* consider an EV made in Taiwan. Take that, paramount leader!P.P.S. China batteries/components to convert one of my ICE vehicles to EV? Yes.
  • Wolfwagen I expect Renault to be less popular than Fiat
  • ToolGuy Helium-3, baby!
  • Roman Our 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Gt is still running without any issues. 25 years and counting.