You have already been informed that there were strong suspicions that the Alfa Romeo Giulia could have safety and handling problems that were preventing it from getting into production. And that the only consistent response to that would be to start producing the car as soon as possible. Sergio Marchionne seems to agree with us on that. In a report from the Italian magazine Quattroruote, we have been informed that FCA’s CEO has visited the Cassino plant and confirmed the production of the sedan will start in March 14. About a month from now.
Still according to this report, a pre-series production will be made in February 23, manufacturing 30 Giulia units, in order to test production methods and to verify processes. The real deal will start at the date we have already mentioned. In other words, Roberto Fedeli, who has replaced Giulia’s development boss, Philippe Krief, would not have had time to correct the car in such short notice. Nor in what relates to safety nor about handling.
Maybe the change of plans for the Alfa Romeo line-up really has to do with China’s uncertainties. Maybe there has never been any problem with Giulia at all. Let’s hope that, in the end, the previous rumors are nothing more than rumors. When he announced Giulia’s production for March 14, Marchionne has made a bold statement to confirm that.