Alfa Romeo Introduces Its First EV: The Sleek Junior SUV

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Alfa Romeo Introduces Its First EV The Sleek Junior SUV
Alfa Romeo Introduces Its First EV The Sleek Junior SUV

Alfa Romeo is making waves with its inaugural electric vehicle, the sleek and compact Junior crossover. Originally named “Milano,” the EV underwent a name change following concerns raised by the Italian government regarding potential misrepresentation. Nonetheless, the Junior marks a significant milestone for the iconic Italian marque as it ventures into the domain of electrification.

Offering versatility and performance, the Junior will be available with two single-motor, front-wheel-drive electric powertrains, delivering either 154 or 237 horsepower. Additionally, Alfa Romeo is introducing a turbocharged three-cylinder hybrid variant with 134 horsepower, providing customers with both front- and all-wheel-drive options.

While the brand aims to transition exclusively to electric vehicles by 2027, the Junior’s debut signifies a departure from traditional offerings. Although not slated for release in the United States, the Junior promises a dynamic driving experience tailored to European markets.

The Interior, Steering, Dashboard, And Central Console Of The Alfa Romeo Junior SUV
The Interior, Steering, Dashboard, And Central Console Of The Alfa Romeo Junior SUV (Credits: Stellanis)

Derived from a shared platform with its Stellantis counterparts, the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600e, the Junior distinguishes itself with its attractive design. Sporting an athletic stance and distinctive grille treatments, it exudes Alfa Romeo’s signature style. Inside, the cabin exudes sporty elegance, featuring a driver-centric layout highlighted by a 10.3-inch touchscreen and a telescopic gauge cluster housing.

Under the hood, the Junior Elettrica impresses with a single electric motor and a 54.0-kWh battery, offering impressive power outputs and a range of approximately 250 miles on Europe’s WLTP test cycle. For quick recharging, a 100-kW DC fast charger can replenish the battery from 10 to 80 percent in under half an hour.

The Boot Space That Comes With The Alfa Romeo Junior SUV (Credits: Stellanis)

Meanwhile, the hybrid Junior Ibrida boasts a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine paired with a 28-hp electric motor, delivering agile performance and efficient urban driving capabilities. For enthusiasts seeking a more spirited driving experience, the Veloce trim offers enhanced handling dynamics, featuring lowered suspension, upgraded brakes, and a mechanical self-locking Torsen differential.

While orders have commenced for the Junior Speciale launch edition in Europe, American customers eager for an electric Alfa Romeo will have to await further developments. Nonetheless, the Junior represents a bold step towards a sustainable and electrifying future for the esteemed Italian automaker.

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