2022 Alfa Romeo GTV: What It’ll Look Like And Everything Else We Know

Alfa Romeo has been rather busy lately, announcing a schedule to refresh its entire lineup by 2022. One of those announcements was the return of the famous GTV nameplate, in what will essentially be a 4-seat Giulia coupe on steroids aimed to take on the BMW 4-Series and Audi A5 coupes.

Luckily for us, Alfa Romeo’s parent company FCA Group revealed a few snippets of information, including an estimated power output and teaser image. So let’s take an illustrated closer look at the Italian automaker’s newest cloverleaf offering.

Seductive Italian Design

If you think the Giulia sedan is impressive, wait until you feast your eyes on the GTV. Think of it as expressive visual emotion, with sultry proportions and an impressive axle to dash ratio (that’s designer talk for the part between the front wheel and the cowl). Its sculptured body hugs the road with powerful rear haunches and short overhangs.

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Compared to the Giulia, it also features tri-daylight running LED headlamps, larger front intakes, a longer hood, deeper side scallops and a smooth, almost Hofmeister-kink-styled C-pillar.

A Giulia-sourced interior

Since it’s based on Alfa Romeo’s sports sedan, we expect the GTV to share the same basic interior, albeit in a strictly four-seat layout. That’s not to say there won’t be changes, because by the time the coupe comes to the limelight, the Giulia will have received its first major facelift (or perhaps even replaced by a newer model if Alfa delays the GTV introduction…). Either way, they will have to improve some lower quality materials and switch gear found in both the Giulia and the Stelvio SUV if they want to win buyers over Audi and BMW.

2016-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan interior

What’s Under The Hood?

As with its sedan sibling and competing coupes, the GTV will offer buyers a selection of powertrains. Lower end models are expected to share the Giulia’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline lump with at least 280 horsepower and rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. It remains to be seen if diesels will make the cut by the time it enters production, while Alfa is likely to introduce a powertrain to close the gap between the base and Quadrifoglio models.

Ferrari-Inspired Power At The Top

As part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year strategy, a major push is on electrifying all models under the corporation’s umbrella. For the GTV, this means hybrid power combined with a turbocharged V6 that will place it well above the current Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio in regards to performance, as the duo uses a 505hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6.

Alfa’s current Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio share a 505hp 2.9L V6 turbo

A Ferrari-inspired E-boost system aims to offer zero turbo lag, enabling quicker access to all 600 horses (447 kW). Power will be channeled to the tarmac via a ZF-sourced eight-speed auto and a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.

Another Nurburgring Record?

Alfa Romeo test driver Fabio Francia posted an astonishing 7.32 minute time around the Nurburgring back in 2016 with the Giulia QV, which was gobsmackingly faster than some Lamborghini and Mercedes offerings.

With a 50/50 weight distribution, adaptive damping, aluminum weight savings and all-wheel drive, odds are that the GTV will smash that record again.

Performance Alternatives

As mentioned, base models will go after the Audi A5, Lexus RC, BMW 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and their like.

In Quadrifolgio trim, the Gran Turismo Veloce will battle against some seriously competitive powerhouses; one of them is the German trio, which includes BMW’s M4, Audi RS5 and Mercedes-Benz C63 Coupe.

Other rivals are Detroit’s Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Japan’s Lexus RC F and Infiniti Q60 Red Sport.

Launch Timing

As per FCA’s five-year schedule, we’d expect a launch date closer to 2021, with sales starting soon after.

What are your thoughts on GTV’s return? Share your views in the comments below.

 

Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes

  • Finkployd

    lol are you kidding ?

    • Brent Morrison

      15 inch front wheels

  • Chris

    It’s a photoshop disaster.

    • ascariss

      so many of the proportions are off, don’t know where to start.

  • Six Thousand Times

    More-or-less true to FCA’s teaser.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    There are many photoshop fail.. And headlamps bigger than wheels? Good job bravo

  • Nordschleife

    Want the car. Don’t like the name. Hope it comes to fruition and hope it comes to fruition on time.

  • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

    I just purchased a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport. This release date will give me enough time to prepare me for the release date of the GTV. I plan on going all out on the highest end model.

  • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

    Germany big 3 and all other car manufacturers need to worry about this vehicle. Alfa Romeo is back! Full Throttle Charlie Angel’s Two. This vehicle just motives me to get a promotion. The final product will look better than the concept pics above. It’s Alfa Romeo! Class personified!

    • While the car might be perform well (which it did). Not everyone is able to buy the QV model. Most must settle with Veloce and Ti which still faced a heavy competition. Not to mention aftersales of big 3 is better, Alfa still has a lot to catch up. We experience this when Maserati start rolling out cars, but in a few years they are back at square one again.

      • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

        True, sales are important! You need sales to thrive. But buying a car is like dating. Choose quality over quantity! If everyone has one. It loses the uniqueness of the model and brand.

        • Silimarina

          Quality with alfa Romeo? Maybe uniqueness, definitely not quality.

          • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

            Class personified! Yes, I’m partial and bought a new Guilia last week. I’ve been researching Alfa Romeo for the last couple of years. Their trajectory is headed in the right direction.

        • Like dating, not everyone can afford the supermodel, and as I said they need to make regular Giulia a good decent car, otherwise in a few years people will forget about it.

          • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

            I agree, and believe they have and will continue to do so.

          • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

            This is true! You must stay in your dating class. If you want a run of the mill car. Get a Ford or Chevy. My dad worked for GM in the 80s as a supervisor. So yes, I don’t think much of their brand. Of course, there’s other average brands out there. AF is off to a great start in their resurgence. They have the DNA and history to be relevant. FCA doesn’t deserve them. It’s like a douchebag with a smart, hot cool chick.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Still too easy to be skeptical given FCA’s history. I’ll be more optimistic next year when Sergio is no longer at the helm.

    • Ismail Rasheid Singleton

      I wouldn’t worry about Fiat Chrysler. They might own Alfa Romeo and Maserati. But they don’t manufacturer the vehicles. Sergio will be out soon and they will be forced to revamp their whole operation. If they want to stay competitive. I actually hope Alfa Romeo and Maserati get bought by a company that can manage and re-establish their brands on a global level. Put a fork in Chrysler. They’re done! They only have regional relevance.

  • Craig

    So FCA can make money off this but not on the Chrysler 300? What a joke.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      Well, to answer your question; I’m pretty sure my cousins over at Maserati are going to be the premier luxury brand for FCA. Well, that’s what they tell me but I think they’re full of it. They’re pretty mean to the 300 too but I assume it’s bitterness because one of them use a Chrysler engine instead of one engineered by Ferrari – even though no such engine currently exists. I told them to stop it but they just threw spare parts from a Dodge Journey at me and told me to learn my place. Jerks.

  • Brent Morrison

    Those headlights… dear Lord

  • Charlie

    Bellissima auto, speriamo di vederla in versione definitiva presto

  • While the QV is a model that we all want, I think Alfa need to make sure the standard model performs well, that’s what I’ve seen with Giulia and Stelvio.

  • Six_Tymes

    Ill save my pennies, although i may not have enough to buy it. BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAY

  • Silimarina

    At least the new headlamps are better designed

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      • Eagle By Singer

        Ok. Sure. I guess.

  • iea96

    Glad that Alfa Romeo actually knows a thing or two about making beautiful cars. Unlike whoever made this photoshop garbage.

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