Alfa Romeo Confirms New GTV, Mid-Engine 8C And Two More SUVs

Unlike another legendary Italian automaker, Lancia, which is pretty much dead and buried, Alfa Romeo is moving on with the modern times by announcing a bold four-year strategy.

One of the iconic models that’s making a comeback is the GTV. Expected to be a coupe version of the popular Giulia, it will add the Quadrifoglio moniker and will go after the BMW M4, Audi RS5 and Mercedes-AMG C63.

In the roadmap published earlier today by Alfa Romeo, they speak about a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and space for four occupants inside. More importantly, it will sit in a league of its own with in excess of 600 horsepower from an undisclosed powertrain with E-Boost technology and all-wheel drive torque vectoring.

Get ready for a new Alfa Romeo 8C!

The all-new Alfa Romeo GTV will be launched by 2022, when it will be joined by yet another iconic nameplate from the Italian brand: the 8C. It will boast more than 700 horsepower generated by a hybrid powertrain, with a twin-turbo mid-engine powering the rear wheels and an electric motor channeling the output to the front axle. In a straight line, this supercar will sprint to 100km/h (62mph) in under three seconds.

The FCA-owned brand says that it will adopt a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, while the teaser image accompanying the announcement shows a very sleek looking machine, with lots of curves and the Quadrifoglio logo applied on the rear quarter panels.

Two more SUVs are coming, too!

Building on the success of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the car firm will launch two more SUVs. One of them will be of compact size, slotting right under the Stelvio, whereas the other will be larger and will take on the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7, among others.

LWB models for China

In addition to the new GTV and 8C, and the SUV expansion, Alfa Romeo will also launch long wheelbase versions of the Giulia and Stelvio. These should help bump their sales in China from 2.6 million units last year to 3.2 million units in 2022, according to an internal analysis.

No more diesel for Alfa either

Alfa Romeo will soon wave goodbye to diesel engines, as their strategy includes electrification. As a result, expect to see hybrid and plug-in hybrid Alfas on the streets in the near future, with the latter promising a zero-emission range of more than 50km (31mi).

“Every Alfa Romeo will be all-new or redesigned”, and “will offer electrification”

The Giulietta will remain in the compact segment, challenging the likes of the Audi A3 Sportback, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1-Series. However, the premium hatchback will be seriously updated with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, as revealed by the road map, in addition to self-driving tech and connected features.

The Giulia and Stelvio will welcome mid-cycle updates, too, including PHEV powertrains and autonomous driving technology.

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  • iea96

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    I love how they left these annoying errors and typos in the presentation. It represents exactly how much care they put into the manufacturing process.

    • europeon

      Those mistakes aren’t in the official PDFs somehow.

  • Gen Flauta

    They better not to ruin their promises this time, especially what happened to the 6C!

    • What 6C? There was never a firm confirmation that they develop the 6C, it’s just media speculation about “specialty model” in the last Alfa 5 year plan.

    • Kaisuke971

      But the GTV will pretty much be what people imagines for the 6C, so they’re still building it just not calling it 6C really

  • Wow they will let Giulietta soldier on with an update? So we won’t see any replacement (or any) until at least 2022.

    The Giulia Coupe seems to morphed into GTV, the target looks great and with the way Giulia drives. Hopefully it will be epic, but shame, it seems they canceled the Spider, I mean they can just make convertible version of GTV.

    The 8C would be interesting in terms of pricing, since we are talking Ferrari performance there, but it would be great halo car for the brand, as long they don’t overprice it (Somewhere in Huracan/488/720S money perhaps)

    Also I like on how they said they want to transfer 4C DNA, A car that is criticized a lot for it’s dynamic. From the plan it seems there are no facelift or special edition model for 4C, but who knows.

    It seems plan for merging Maserati and Alfa is in the way, by the looks of last slides when they put out strength for each brand.

    Lastly, they talk about returning to F1 and talk about their heritage, they can easily take the GTV for GT4 and 8C for GT3, just positive thinking I guess. But it would be great way to promote the brand through racing. We already had Giulietta in TCR and BTCC by private outfit anyway.

    • iea96

      Keeping the already 8 years old, Fiat based Tipo 940 going for another 4 years does sound like a terrible idea for the premium image they’re trying to go for.

      If they stick to the tradition i’m sure they will deliver spider versions of GTV and 8C. But bringing the 8C name back to life once again doesn’t seem too logical to me. Maybe they should’ve let the low volume, “best looking car ever produced” legacy live on for the 8C and just call the new one 6C like everyone was anticipating.

      Taking the GTV on GT4 and 8C for GT3 would be truly glorious to liven-up the good old days of racing history. I guess we have to wait patiently for that to happen, maybe the new CEO will bring a fresh perspective for racing.

      • haudit

        The Type 940 Giulietta is emblematic of Fiat’s former approach to Alfa Romeo. Instead of spending just that little bit extra on a truly new platform, they took the C-platform that underpinned the Fiat Stilo and Bravo, and proceeded to discard the vast majority of it, retaining only a small centre section of the floorpan, adding a new front and rear suspension, and an improved crash structure.

        It’s not a bad platform, but it’s slowly sliding further and further behind the class best.

      • I believe Giulietta is kept because it’s still relatively a seller in Europe, there is rumors about Giulietta will get a next gen car, but Alfa has been moving towards upmarket lately and they decide to abandon MiTo, and previously there is a talk of Alfa quitting the small car overall. We will have to see in the future but for me. The whole FCA need a small car platform.

        Yes, we were promised Spider in the last 5 year plan (The MX-5 later being moved to Fiat instead, since Marchionne believe it would dilute the brand) in form of Giorgio based car. But it is odd that they didn’t mention it and the fact that recent media only report the existence of Giulia Coupe (now called the GTV)

        Personally I don’t mind with the 8C, but they need to position it right, would it be an actual volume car or simply just a limited halo car to invite people to showroom.

        • iea96

          Personally, I believe the sole reason for Giulietta’s continuing sales performance in Europe is it’s styling.
          But it would be great to see a brand new Giulietta based on the Giorgio platform, rivaling Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and their hot-hatch iterations.
          I think the reason for their lack of commitment with the small/compact car segment is the North American market.

          • Elmediterraneo

            No it would not. The BMW 1 series is precisely ditching the RWD transmission because that makes the car too long for a compact hatch and it loss too many space at the back seats and the trunk.

          • While RWD hatchback sounds appealing, it would be packaging nightmare, and I don’t think Giorgio can be shortened enough for it. Bad news is, Fiat confirm development of 500 and Panda only, and completely axed Punto, which means FCA don’t have any new platform in Giulietta size for only 5 years.

            For me because Marchionne is only looking to make FCA looks sexy by making it profitable, we all know that luxury car has higher margin than volume product. That’s why he is focussing on Maserati and Alfa, abandoning small car is basically abandoning Europe, where the Fiat part of FCA is one of the big player.

    • paulgdeaton

      Hard to believe there will be no Spider… the car Alfa needs to bring more people into the showrooms.

    • NoSnarkHere

      Can someone explain the differentiation between Maserati and Alfa Romeo. It seems like they are fishing largely in the same pond.

      Is it Alfa as Audi/BMW/MB competitor and Maserati going up against Porsche?

      I understand the profitability argument vs mass market, but does FCA really have the deep pockets to build lines that compete with each other. Especially when exiting so many other segments.

      • They are in the same market, mass produced premium brand, the difference is. Alfa is targeting sporty while Maserati is targeting luxury.

        They are both gunning traditional Big Three German with all flavors.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    That’ll happen.

  • Merc1

    None of this will happen and if it does it won’t be no where near on time.

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  • Some great fairy tales in this presentation.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    yah sure like serg is gonna make it happen…i dint believe in him. even if they released it…it wont be on time or just half baked like the Gulia.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      Then Sergio’s successor may do it instead some time next year.

  • Ariza Ariza Mclaren 720S

    Grand Saloon Full Size??. Segment-Full-Size Sedan?.

    • It seems the larger 166 replacement is canned, in part thanks to Stelvio sales which convinced Marchionne to focus on SUV.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Sounds exciting but we have to wait until Sergio is no longer at the helm to have any hope of any of these cars seeing the light of day. Maybe next year when he retires they may be green lit for production by his successor.

    • Vassilis

      I think you’re a little unfair. Alfa is on the way up exactly because of Marchionne.

  • Craig

    All very exciting I’m sure. [To some people] But what FCA desperately NEEDS is a reliable small car. A Fiat 500 that doesn’t break down.

  • SteersUright

    Awesome news. Cant wait.

    EDIT: awesome only if Alfa begins to take high-quality, precision, and reliability more seriously as well.

  • Vassilis

    Many hate Marchionne with a passion but no one can deny his contribution to all this. It’s an ambitious plan but I really hope it works out. Alfa deserves to be healthy.

    • Bo Hanan

      I would love to come back to the brand. We’ll see.

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