Alfa Romeo Junior debuts with a Milano flair & 240 e-horses


Alfa Romeo has taken the wraps off the ‘Junior’ (also known as ‘Milano’ depending on the market) subcompact crossover SUV. It is currently the brand’s smallest offering on sale, with prices in Italy starting at €39,500 (including VAT). But sadly, that price is for the base model Elettrica—which is currently not available to order. What is available to order currently, however, is the €41,500 Elettrica Speciale. There’ll also be the Elettrica 240 Veloce to choose from in the coming days, and further down the line, a mild-hybrid variant will also join the lineup.

As mentioned, at launch, the Junior/Milano will be offered as an all-electric SUV. It is built on Stellantis’ e-CMP2 platform that also underpins a bunch of other models including Peugeot e-2008, e-208, Opel Mokka-e, Corsa-e, Jeep Avenger EV, Fiat 600e, DS 3 E-Tense, and of course, the Lancia Ypsilon. Indeed, the folks at the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile have done a great job in the styling department. Notice that the photos showcase two different variants with the one featuring a vintage-style grille & logo; the wheel designs are also different. Both models, however, feature full LED matrix headlights with 3+3 light signatures.

The Elettrica 240 Veloce rides on 20-inch alloy wheels while the other two variants ride on 18-inch ones. This range-topping model also boasts sports suspension with a 25 mm lowered ride height, extra sporty front & rear anti-roll bars, 380 mm front discs—gripped by 4-piston monobloc calipers, and a Torsen limited slip differential. For those interested to know the dimensions, the Junior measures 4.17 metre (4,170 mm) long, 1.78 metre (1,780 mm) wide and 1.5 metre (1,500 mm) tall, with a wheelbase of 2.55 metre (2,550 mm). Check out more photos here.

The cockpit looks sporty, especially this dark-themed Elettrica 240 Veloce variant with red accents and red contrast stitching. The front seats (Sabelt) you see here are part of the optional Sport Pack, but the standard seats wouldn’t be that shabby. Other key highlights include a 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen, ChatGPT-based virtual assistant, 400-litres of luggage space (claimed to be largest in the segment), a 360-degree camera system, and of course, level 2 autonomous driving tech including a semi-autonomous parking system.


Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the all-electric versions of the Junior boast two electric motors, offering 115 kW (156 metric hp) in the Junior Elettrica and 176.5 kW (240 metric hp) in the Junior Elettrica 240 Veloce. In the less powerful variant, the 54 kWh battery pack is estimated to offer 410 km (255 mi) of range in the WLTP cycle, or 590 km (367 mi) in the urban cycle. The battery pack can be DC fast-charged with up to 100 kW.

As for the mild-hybrid variant called the Junior/Milano Ibrida (availability depends on the market), a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (Miller cycle) is combined with a 21 kW (28.5 metric hp) electric motor integrated into a 6-speed DCT. The system output is 100 kW (136 metric hp). The Ibrida will also be offered with the Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

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