MILAN -- Alfa Romeo will base future models on a new platform being developed by parent Stellantis, dropping the much-touted Giorgio platform that underpins the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, currently the only vehicles it sells.
Upcoming Alfa models will use the "STLA large" architecture, the brand's new CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato, said during a roundtable with Italian media on Wednesday.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said at the automaker's first annual meeting on April 15 that the company will use four electrified platforms across the 14-brand group -- small, medium, and large for cars, and "frame" for high-margin SUVs and pickups.
Stellantis was created in January from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group.
During the roundtable, Imparato said that all future Alfas will be electrified, either with a full-electric drivetrain or a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain. "If you are not electrified, you are dead," he said.