Alfa Romeo is reportedly planning to launch an electric roadster as a successor to the 4C, with a tentative release set for 2027.
Alfa Romeo ended the production of the 4C sports car in 2019, with the Coupe variant bowing out in 2018.
The company’s electrification strategy includes the release of an electric SUV in 2024, and replacements for the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV.
Alfa Romeo’s product chief hints at reviving the iconic Spider name for the upcoming electric roadster.
Alfa Romeo’s strategic shift towards electrification is gearing up, with plans to introduce an electric roadster as a follow-up to their discontinued 4C model. The 4C, which had its debut in 2013 and expanded with a Spider version in 2015, ceased production globally in 2019. However, Alfa Romeo is redefining its brand, aiming to break sales records by mid-decade and revitalizing its vehicle offerings.
The company’s recent announcement of the 33 Stradale supercar is evidence of this new direction. This model presented Alfa Romeo’s inaugural venture into electric powertrains. Building on this innovation, plans are underway to launch an electric small SUV by 2024. This will be followed by electric versions of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. Moreover, there are rumors of larger sedan and SUV models targeting the Chinese and American markets, in addition to the electric 4C successor.
During the 33 Stradale launch, Alfa Romeo’s product director, Daniel Guzzafame, shared insights about the potential electric roadster. There were indications that this new vehicle might revive the cherished Spider name, deeply intertwined with the brand’s history. Guzzafame emphasized the importance of preserving the brand’s legacy, hinting at the possibility of the Spider’s return.
While many speculate that the new model might sport the “4E” badge, reflecting its eco-friendly powertrain, Alfa Romeo has not yet provided an official confirmation. Naming conventions, Guzzafame noted, are often decided towards the end of the development phase to maintain secrecy.
Addressing the commercial viability of such a specialty vehicle, Guzzafame expressed confidence in Alfa Romeo’s current position. He emphasized the intrinsic connection between the Spider and Alfa Romeo, highlighting the company’s commitment to authenticity and long-term sustainability. As for the technology, it’s expected that the electric roadster will utilize Stellantis’ STLA Medium platform, in line with models like the Peugeot e-3008. The projected release is set for no earlier than 2027.