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.