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Alfa has a plan to sell 400,000 units by 2018. With only the MiTo and Giulietta on the market and the Giulia still a year or so out the task seems daunting.

But perhaps its less difficult then imagined, at least if you're LP Design, who created this hypothetical look at Alfa Romeos potential future.

It's known that Alfa will offer a Giulia coupe, it's thought that the coupe could and should show its face sometime in 2017. The cabriolet seems like a logical progression from the coupe. The shooting brake and sport tourer are unlikely at this point. Alfa is on record that they have no intentions of producing a Giulia wagon no matter how pretty we think it is.

Move away from Giulia derivatives and things get interesting. Giulia is making use of a re purposed Maserati Ghibli platform, FCA has shown that the platform is scalable as it also does it's duty under the Quattroporte, as well as rumored to be used under the GranTurismo replacement. Could something similar be in play at Alfa, using the Giulias platform under the larger Alfetta and also reworked for duty under the 6C? It would certainly give Sergio his much desired consolidation under his own umbrella.

Lastly the Giulietta is the model with the most speculation potential. Alfa has announced that Giulia and Giulietta will share a factory in Cassino, Italy. Could this mean potentially that Alfa will be seeking to shorten the Giulias platform to work under the Giulietta? It would certainly give Alfa a competent and potent product to battle with the likes of Mercedes CLA, Audi's A3 and BMW's 2 series.

What do you think, is platform sharing Alfa's only legitimate option for scaling volume quickly?
 

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I've been curious since they announced the Giulia and Giulietta at the same facility if the platform is indeed able to be shortened to those proportions. That would be absolutely wonderful if they could build a RWD hot hatch, ok fine I'd settle to see some stonking AWD thing as well ;)
 
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