Alfa Romeo enthusiasts looking forward to a Giulia estate will no doubt be disappointed with word that development plans for the Sportwagon have been cancelled.
Speaking to Car Magazine, Alfa manufacturing chief Alfredo Altavilla indicated that the Italian automaker elected not to move forward with the Giulia Sportwagon and instead will appeal to that market with its Stelvio SUV.
The change in plans is said to reflect a shift in market demand, with the marque prioritizing production after spending $1.3 billion to update its Cassino manufacturing facility.
Alfa Romeo was relaunched in 2015, with FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne committing over $5 billion to develop eight new models by 2018. The time frame for that plan has since been extended to 2020, in part due to the declining demand for imported cars in China.
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