Italian brand Alfa Romeo outlined its plans for the next few years at a presentation in Italy. The product portfolio will increase substantially and there will be a supercar in the range. Here's what we know so far.
Alfa Romeo announced a new strategy, complete with new products at its Capital Markets Day, held in Balocco, Italy on 1 June 2018. With the brand's resurgence well underway, it's fascinating to see what else the Italians are coming up with. Back in 2014, Alfa Romeo announced it had a plan to develop class-leading performance, launch 8 products and tackle two news markets (China and United States). In South Africa, the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV were launched, and both have been received positively.
The momentum has not stopped and today's announcement shows that Alfa Romeo is pushing hard. There's a whole host of new products and technology coming, including a high-performance supercar. Alfa Romeo is hoping to launch 7 new products by 2022, 6 of which will have plug-in hybrid tech. Some products will also have L2+L3 autonomy.
Alfa Romeo Supercar
The Alfa Romeo 8C will be resurrected. It'll feature a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a mid-engine twin-turbocharged engine, an electrified front axle, 700hp (520 kW) and Alfa Romeo claims it'll hit 100 kph in under 3 seconds.
Alfa GTV makes a comeback
The Alfa Romeo GTV will return in the form of a two-door Giulia. It'll boast a similar engine to the current Giulia QV, but with an E-boost setup, it will produce around 450 kW. Alfa Romeo is claiming it will have all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, 50/50 weight distribution and seating for four passengers.
Other noteworthy products:
Alfa Romeo Giulietta MCA
Alfa Romeo Giulia Long Wheel Base
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Long Wheel Base
Two new SUV models (Compact and Luxury)