Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Headed for Geneva


Reports suggest that Alfa Romeo will be showcasing a two-door coupe version of its Giulia sedan at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. Also, here are more details about the South African introduction of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia range!

Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo will be showing off a two-door version of its Giulia sedan at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It'll go head-to-head with some serious rivals in that segment such as the BMW 4 Series coupe, the new Audi A5 coupe and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe. Alfa  Romeo is keen to make the most of its Giorgio platform, and this coupe will be the second model in the Giulia lineup and third new model from the brand. The second being the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, named after the famous mountain pass in Italy.

The coupe version will likely share powerplants with the Giulia five-door sedan and this will include the mighty 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine. With a monstrous 375 kW and 600 Nm on tap, it'll hurtle to 100 kph in under four seconds and go onto a top speed of over 300 kph, unlike its German rivals which max out at a limited 250 kph. The most important news about the Giulia coupe is that the Sprint name will likely make a comeback. 

Alfa Romeo has massive plans over the next few years. Sure, they've been delayed somewhat, but the intention is there. There will be more Giorgio chassis-based models and these include a replacement for the 166 large sedan, a rear-wheel drive replacement for the Giulietta hatchback, a Giulia convertible and two more SUVs. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia and South Africa

At the time of writing, we were made aware that some cars had already landed in South Africa and that dealerships were offering test drives in the Giulia Quadrifoglio. In international markets such as Australia, the demand has outstripped supply and the car is sold out. There have been many presold already and it appears that the initial allocation for South Africa is sold out, so you're going to have to wait if you're wanting one of the hot ones. Speaking of hot ones, there are two. There's the Quadrifoglio Race Edition and then you get the Launch Edition. The cars are mechanically identical, but the differences lie in the wheels, braking (one has ceramic brakes) and paint.

The launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia takes place in the second week of March 2017, so keep your eyes peeled on for more information. 

Further Reading

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Revealed
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Specs and Pricing in SA
Alfa Romoe Giulia Quadrifoglio First Drive

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