Alfa Romeo completes production of GiuliettaFebruary 14, 2020
The Italian automaker is preparing to stop the production of the Giulietta hatchback this spring.
Several Italian sites report that Alfa Romeo reduced the daily output of Giulietta at the Cassino plant from 70 to 40 copies, as demand for them is falling rapidly. With the completion of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta production, the Cassino plant would make way for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for the upcoming Giorgio-based Maserati SUV.
As for the Giulietta, the future of the Italian compact hatchback looks rather bleak as Alfa Romeo continues to struggle with low sales in general. Right now, the model is not expected to receive a successor, but instead the brand will focus on the production version of the Tonale SUV.
In addition, according to the company’s latest production plans, in 2022 Alfa Romeo is going to release another model of an SUV, this time in segment B of the European market, which will compete with the Audi Q2 and Mercedes GLA.
Perhaps the presence of three SUVs in the lineup (Stelvio, Tonale and the aforementioned compact B-SUV model) will help the legendary Italian brand gain momentum in a dynamically changing market that leaves no room for a compact hatchback such as the Giulietta.
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