Though the 5-Series rival has been delayed until 2021, the Giulia coupe should be joining Alfa Romeo’s lineup late 2018.
Alfa Romeo is pushing out models to compete with its German rivals and the large sedan was positioned to take on the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, similar to the Giulia challenging BMW’s 3 Series. A few months ago, it had a rumored debut date of 2018.
Around the same size as a BMW 5 Series, CarBuzz speculated that the flagship sedan would share the Giulia’s 2.2-liter diesel and 2.0-liter gasoline engine with RWD and AWD. Now Automotive News is reporting a delay with the release date pushed back to 2021. Perhaps Alfa Romeo is timing the large sedan’s release to coincide with the Giulia refresh and Stelvio update.
In the meantime, Alfa Romeo fans have the Giulia coupe to look forward to. We can expect to see the Giulia based coupe on showroom floors in late 2018. Though nothing specific has been released, the two door vehicle is obviously gunning for the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5. A Giulia Quadrifoglio coupe could make an appearance as well, taking on the Audi RS5, BMW M4, and Mercedes-AMG C63.