A pretty attention-grabbing report surfaced from the credible folks at AutomotiveNews’ European sector, alleging that Alfa Romeo was going to delay the arrival of the US-spec Giulia because it failed an “undisclosed organization’s” crash test.
According to the initial report, the Giulia was said to be introduced completely to the US market, in every possible form, by 2018, but the delay was going to extend this date to a very tardy mid-2020 prediction. The worry came from the fear that Alfa had to go back to the engineering drawing board to redesign the chassis of the car to meet crash safety ratings–and that is no easy or short task.
But after the report grabbed the attention of many other publications, specifically Road&Track, they inquired about it with Chrysler’s PR team.
The report turned out to be false and that the Giulia is still on schedule to commence sales in the second half of this year’s quarter, starting with the top-spec Quadrifoglio model. Lesser-spec Giulias are expected to surface a little while afterwards.
So all is still well on the Alfa front. All we can say, or ask for that matter, is, when can we drive one?
– By: Chris Chin