Like the Maserati levante, the new Alfa Giulia seems in most engineering and design respects a clear class-best, AND deeply charcterful+brand-history-true. FCA and Marchionne deserve enormous credit for just how excellent their attack on the German domination is (so far) with the Maserati Levante, the Ghibli+QP, and now esp with the new Giulia: taking the high-road to tackling that task, by not avoiding their historical brand and national car-culture history and heritage and delivering such superb and innovative engineering+design. http://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/alfa-romeo/qv-4dr/first-drive http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-alfa-romeo-giulia-first-drive-review/ http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...16-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-first-drive http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...16-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-first-drive (even the corrupt, soldout to the germans esp vw group, and way overly promotive and protective of Jaguar+LandRover Autocar and AutoExpress UK have to praise it unreservedly: still just 4 stars, though. One does not have to wonder why. One is used to such 'ratings' rat variance with reportage in the indian avatar!) This all-new rwd 'Giorgio' platform and these all-new engines (diesel and turbopetrol) will spawn not just all the other new Alfa-s (starting with a cuv avatar of the Giulia, releasing at the year-end) BUT also: several FCA usa brand models: at least 2 Dodge-s by 2018, and at least 1 JEEP (probably the next-gen Cherokee, while the next Grand Cherokee and/or all-new Wagonner above it will be based on the Maserati Levante). THAT is how Marchionne is makingup for theabsence of full-scale-economies from each of these marques, relative to say the German car firms: by sharing engineering and architectures across brands. A multibrand approach that has the virtue of not allowing individual brand lineups to bloat to the point of meaninglessness (e.g., BMW offers everything from a fwd minivan to sports saloons and luxo-barges, same for Mercedes and Audi).