Alfa Romeo announces future models

Between 2010 and 2014, Alfa will release six all-new models and two facelifted versions of current models.

The brand update begins later this year with the new Giulietta arriving in the UK. The replacement for the 147 features an all-new platform and takes styling cues from the 8C Competizione sports car.

In 2012, the Giulietta will be followed by a replacement for the 159 saloon. The Italian manufacturer has revived the famous Giulia name for its latest model, but will not be using the rear-wheel drive configuration. Instead front-wheel and all-wheel drive options will be offered.

The Giulia will be the second Alfa model to use the Giulietta platform and will be offered in saloon and estate versions.

Alfa will update the MiTo supermini with a facelift in 2012 to keep the range fresh and an as yet unnamed small 4×4 is also expected to arrive later in the year.

A five-door version of the MiTo will be introduced in 2013 along with a new Alfa Romeo Spider. The Spider will be a joint venture between Fiat and Chrysler, using a platform from the brand recently bought by the Fiat Group.

The Giulietta will be given a facelift in 2014 and a second, larger SUV will be released based on Chrysler chassis to complete the four-year plan.