Alfa Romeo To Announce New Large SUV, Giulia Coupe And Hybrid Powertrains

Alfa Romeo will announce its plans for a new large SUV, as well as a range of high-performance hybrids this June at FCA’s special event that will take place at the Balocco test track.

The Italian car maker is also expected to announce the much awaited Giulia Coupe, which will be offered in both two- and five-door bodystyles and will be powered by new high-performance energy recovery system powertrains (ERS), according to Autocar.

The new ERS hybrid powertrains are going to be a development of the HY-KERS technology used by Ferrari in the LaFerrari, claiming to be more advanced than the systems used in F1.

Alfa Romeo is reportedly developing two different hybrid powertrains: the first is based on Giulia’s 276hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine while the second one will use the 2.9-liter V6 unit found in the Quadrifoglio versions of the Giulia and Stelvio. Power output is expected to be around the 345hp mark for the 2.0-liter powertrain while the hybrid V6 is going to offer around 641hp in a bid to create the fastest Alfa Romeo ever.

As for the large SUV, Alfa Romeo believes it will help further establish the brand in key markets like the US. The Italian car maker’s new SUV will be bigger than the Stelvio but will share the same underpinnings. A mild hybrid powertrain with an electric turbo and a 48-volt architecture will be available, offering strong performance, as well as reduced fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

The announcement of the new Alfa Romeo models will be part of FCA’s event on June 1, where the company is expected to reveal its five-year plans for all of its brands, including Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Maserati and Abarth.

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Giulia Coupe Renderings: AllCarNews

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Looks like yhat Alfa on the lead picture caught fire. Geez!!!

    • Merc1

      You do realize that those are not official pics right? They have nothing to do with Alfa in any way.

      M

      • Dr Strangefingger

        I hope you realize I was making a joke.

        Everyone is so uptight on this site. Relax and have fun guys. Our comments aren’t that important anyways… they’re just observations and opinions.

        Dr. S

        • Merc1

          Ok if you say so.

          M

    • Six Thousand Times

      First time you’ve ever seen a burnout?

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  • Merc1

    Good news, but I wish FCA would spend some money on a new 300, Charger, Challenger and a full size SUV built off the new Ram. It isn’t right that they fund these pet projects and let the bread and butter vehicles rot for years with no updates. Where is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer?

    M

    • Dr Strangefingger

      I agree. They’d sell far more newly updated Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models in the US, than any Alfas regardless of how good they are.

    • Leconte Dave

      in 2020 if i remember…

    • LWOAP

      IIRC, the Challenger was supposed to be replaced by the Baraccuda (according to a few rumors I was hearing at the time) but that never happened. Well, whether or not that was the plan, the car is old and needs an update or replacement along with the Challenger, 300, and pretty much all of Maserati’s lineup with possible exception to the Levante.

      • Yeah, Barracuda was supposed to be Challenger replacement, I don’t really remember about the platform and anything but at that time it was supposed to be under SRT when they try to spin off the brand.

        There is rumors that Giulia platform could be the next gen Charger/Challenger. But nothing is official as of now.

        I’m not sure about the 4C though, since they aren’t sold as much as FCA wants, even the 4C hardcore variant or upgrade is still unknown.

    • botornot387

      I would venture to guess that Chrysler will be making the same announcement as Ford did in the coming months. The 300, charger, and so on are dated and probably dead because they add no value to their segments and are sedans. Hell, I would say the entire Chrysler brand is probably dead soon or Dodge, or both. Realistically the Pacifica could be a RAM or a standalone brand on its own. RAM full size is in the works, but you probably wouldn’t see a premier until the LA or Detroit auto shows. New Jeep Grand Cherokee should be in the pipeline too along with the supposedly still coming Grand Wagoneer.

  • LWOAP

    Based upon what evidence?

    • LeStori

      Probably based last time line . Out in 2014. 8 new Alfa Romeo models were to be available by 2018. Oops only seen 2…

      • LWOAP

        Ah, I see. Thanks.

      • Well the problem is FCA 5-year old plan is constantly being revised and changed all over, we know how Marchionne act.

        We do know that after Stelvio launched, Alfa sales went up and they push the SUV forward and set aside the Coupe and Giulia based Alfa Spider.

  • LWOAP

    The Italian car maker is also expected to announce the much awaited Giulia Coupe, which will be offered in both two- and five-door bodystyles and will be powered by new high-performance energy recovery system powertrains (ERS), according to Autocar.

    Five door body style? So does that mean they are making a wagon version because that’s what it sounds like to me.

    The announcement of the new Alfa Romeo models will be part of FCA’s event on June 1, where the company is expected to reveal its five-year plans for all of its brands, including Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Maserati and Abarth.

    I’m very curious to see what FCA has in store for Maserati, Dodge and especially Chrysler. These three brands are in DESPERATE need of an overhaul for their entire lineup.

    • gregory cassanova

      five door body style – see audi a5 sportback…..

      • LWOAP

        Serves me right for getting my hopes up.

    • I’m actually curious on what Abarth would be, and would Ram and Fiat Professional sold cars together?.

      Maserati… Alfieri is in card, but we still need few years. GranTurismo has been confirmed to be ended this year. Originally smaller Alfieri was supposed to replace GranTurismo as well, much like F-Type take XK position either. But rumor goes that next GranTurismo will arrived sometimes after Alfieri.

  • Michael

    To be honest,.. this Alfa SUV is the first SUV that I am really (aside from the Lincoln Aviator) excited about.

    I also think Alfa Romeo should do something to differentiate the Giulia sedan and coupe from each other (so it does not just look like a typical “two door version” of the original vehicle). Also for the SUV I really think that they should make it a more Luxury focused SUV (opposed to a mostly sport oriented vehicle, like the current (and might I say really nice) Stelvio).

    Regarding FCA’s other brands, I posted about what they should do here; ( http://disq.us/p/1sdz1o7 ) & here ( http://disq.us/p/1se0505 ) let me know if you agree. I personally think it would be a great plan for FCA if they are truly committed to the success of ALL (or at least the most important and “in need”) of their brands.

  • TrevP

    I do not understand FCA. A new bigger SUV for Alfa? What about the entire Dodge line up, most of the Jeep line up, and most of the Chrysler line up? Have I missed something?

    • LWOAP

      We’ll have to wait until June 1 when FCA reveals their 5 year plan for all of their brands. Hopefully, it involves something positive for Dodge and Chrysler because they need it. I don’t think Jeep is hurting that much, but I do hope that the Grand Wagoneer and the Wrangler Pickup gets debuted and put into production in this 5 year time frame.

      • TrevP

        Yes true, and a new Grand Cherokee would be nice as well. I mean the current one is 6 years old. Good info! Lets hope for June then! lol

        • LeStori

          I have an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1750tbi QV. The car came out in 2009. 9 years ago… So a model only 6 years old is “new” …

        • Hot Twink

          The next Grand Cherokee is expected to discard it’s German platform for an Italian platform. Sergio sad a while back the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform was being evaluated a the bases for the next Grand Cherokee.

          Given how low the Stelvio sets and it low towing capacity, I’m afraid the next Grand Cherokee’s towing and off-road abilities will be reduced.

  • LeStori

    Alfa Romeo desperately need to replace the rapidly aging Giulietta. A popular class of car in Europe. This car was first released in 2009. And on an aging FIAT chassis. One of the reasons things had to change. Sales have been falling off a cliff.

  • Bob

    What happened to the last two 5-year plans? Why should we take this one seriously?

  • Bo Hanan

    “Large SUV?”
    Meanwhile over at Maserati…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • erly5

    Well that’s just great. Alfa’s problems solved by a larger SUV and a coupe? I don’t think so. Where’s the Guilia station wagon? A smaller SUV would be more timely and a replacement for the ageing Guilietta is badly needed in Europe. I could count on one hand the number of Guilias i’ve seen on the road here in the UK, and together with one Stelvio, they are hardly a success story. With no 5 year warranty to allay fears of past unreliability and with no competitive servicing deal, it pains me to say, but I won’t be buying one anytime soon.

  • Astonman

    Sweet rendering of the Guilia as a coupe.

  • Bash

    Beautiful news!

  • To be fair they are still descendant of Fiat C platform, so they aren’t necessarily bespoke.

  • Ed Ward

    WOW, now it’s More obvious CHRYSLER saved Fiat.

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