The doyens of the automotive history have had to reinvent themselves over the century of their existence. While the ones like Mercedes were ahead of the curve, a few, like Alfa Romeo were still reminiscing about the good old days. But then when they did reinvent, they did that in style with the Giorgio platform which spawned the Giulia and the Stelvio.
With the rave reviews of the Giulia and the appreciation that the Stelvio has received, Alfa seems to have got that much needed shot in the arm. Because Alfa Romeo is now said to be in the process of building a full-size SUV.
The new Alfa will be the largest car ever built and will be based on the extended Giorgio platform to seat seven. The new Alfa might be called the Castello and will strive to blend Alfa’s DNA into its bulk. Alfa is also said to be working on a more powerful version of their 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill to develop close to 300bhp of power, slightly more than the current entry-level Stelvio.
Obviously, you will have the crackling 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol belting close to 550bhp of power for the top-spec Quadrifoglio. The Castello might debut sometime in 2019 and is expected to go into production as a 2020 model.