Alfa Romeo Junior on sale soon: electric SUV starts from £34,000

June 05, 2024 by

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The new Alfa Romeo Junior EV is going on sale at the end of the month, read on to find out more able the Italian brand’s first electric SUV

  • New Alfa Romeo Junior EV on sale this month
  • Prices start from £33,895
  • The first all-electric Alfa Romeo SUV
  • Sporty exterior design
  • Up to 240hp from the EV
  • Petrol hybrid model also available soon

The Alfa Romeo Junior is going on sale at the end of June, with this electric SUV starting from £33,895. The Jeep Avenger alternative got off to a rocky start in life, following a hasty name change from Milano to Junior.

The Italian government took issue with the Milano name because it suggests that the car is built in Italy, when it’s actually assembled in Poland. Under the skin you’ll find a lot of parts from the Abarth 600e and Jeep Avenger, and like those two cars the Milano is available as either a pure EV or with a petrol engine.

New Alfa Romeo Junior price and release date

The all-electric version of the new Alfa Romeo Junior will be available to order later in June, with the petrol version joining the lineup later this year.

Prices for the EV start from £33,895, making it slightly more expensive than the mechanically-similar Fiat 600e and almost exactly the same price as the Volvo EX30.

Standard equipment is pretty generous across the range, with all cars getting 18-inch alloy wheels, dual 10.25-inch displays, adaptive cruise control and active lane assist.

New Alfa Romeo Junior design

The new Alfa Romeo Junior may be built using the same collection of parts as the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600, but you’d never guess by looks alone.

It’s sporting a totally unique design which is much more aggressive-looking than other small SUVs on the market. The deep air intakes in the bumper and Alfa’s trademark Trefoil grille help the Milano really stand out. The massive logo carved into that grille may not be to everyone’s taste though.

This car is also wearing some funky-looking 20-inch four-spoke alloy wheels. The black cladding around the wheel arches help give it a more muscular stance and the sloping roofline adds to the sporty vibe.

Moving to the rear, there are a few styling details which put us in mind of other cars. That small secondary lip spoiler under the rear window looks a bit like the one found on the Kia EV6, while the curved tail lights are akin to those on the old Maserati 3200 GT. Bet you never thought you’d see those two cars mentioned in the same sentence.

New Alfa Romeo Junior motors and batteries

The big news with the Alfa Romeo Junior is that it’ll be the brand’s first ever electric car, although a 1.2-litre petrol hybrid version will also be available.

There are two motor options to choose from, both powering the front wheels only. You can either have a 156hp unit, or there’s a 240hp motor for those looking for hot hatch levels of performance.

This is likely to be the same setup you’ll find in the mechanically-similar Abarth 600e. Alfa Romeo are remaining tight-lipped about what this means for acceleration, but we expect the Milano to be able to do 0-60mph in the 6.0-second range.

Both versions come with a 54kWh battery, a pack which will be familiar to owners of other Fiat, Vauxhall and Peugeot EVs. The 156hp version will have 255 miles of range, but Alfa Romeo hasn’t specified how far the more powerful version will go.

New Alfa Romeo Junior interior and infotainment

Step inside the Alfa Romeo Junior and everything looks suitably sporty. You do notice quite a lot of Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall switchgear around the place though.

Sitting proudly in the centre of the dashboard is a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, and the sat nav can programme your route to include necessary charging points along the way. For added sportiness, you can opt for Sabelt buckets seats which hug you through the corners – just what every small SUV owner wants, right?

When can I buy the new Alfa Romeo Junior?

The new Alfa Romeo Junior will be available to order this summer, but a price tag for this car is yet to be confirmed. The mechanically-similar Fiat 600e starts from £24,000 for the petrol version, so you can expect this more sporty Alfa Romeo to fetch a touch more than this. The all-electric version is likely to set you back around £35,000.

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