Alfa Romeo whipped the covers off its Giulia sedan earlier this week, revealing the already-popular new model in its top-shelf Quadrifoglio Verde form at a special event in Milan.
But those covers had barely touched the ground before the ‘rendering community’ got hold of the Giulia sedan images and started to image what else it could be.
X-Tomi Design is one of the first out of the blocks, taking the logical route by turning the stylish sedan into an equally-stylish wagon.
The design is perhaps inspired by Alfa’s 159 wagon, while retaining the new Giulia’s window profile and wrap-around tail lights.
The wheels, ride height and classic Italian red paint finish have all been retained in the rendering, but X-Tomi has added a pair of roof bars.
We can only assume the artists would have also retained the Giulia sedan’s quad-exhaust setup and diffuser (pictured, above), had they also done a rear view of their new wagon.
The sedan version in Quadrifoglio Verde form is powered by a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, tuned by “engineers with a Ferrari background”.
Partnered with a six-speed dual-clutch auto (a six-speed manual will also be offered), the Giulia’s big six promises a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds.
Helping it get there is a torque vectoring system that allows for each rear wheel’s torque delivery to be managed individually.
The expected extra weight of a wagon - when, or if, it appears - might result in a marginally slower 0-100km/h time, but we doubt that would slow its sales potential.
Whether Alfa Romeo adds a wagon model to its Giulia line-up in the future is anyone’s guess, but if the reaction to this and other renderings equals that of the sedan, the Italian carmaker will have plenty to think about.
For now, Australian Alfisti will have to bet on the Giulia sedan, which has been confirmed for a local launch.
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