The concept car dubbed the Gloria that will be seen at the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva Motor Show is the product of the collaboration between students at Turin’s European Design Institute (IED) and Alfa Romeo Style. Alfa said that the four-door coupe was designed to suit the preferences of the markets in Asia and America.
The Gloria features a curved, coupe-like roof that has chrome rails as accents. It also comes with a very pointed nose and V-shaped hood. The concept car has a dramatic appearance and measures 185.0 inches long and 75.6 inches wide, making it comparable to the size of a Ford Fusion. The hood is kept closed with leather straps, quite a distinctive feature.
According to the designers, a production Gloria will be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 or V-8 engine. It rides on a set of 20-inch wheels from OZ Racing. Twenty master’s students at the IED designed the car. In a statement, IED director César Mendoza said that Alfa Romeo is the right brand to teach its students the value of form and volume in expressing “strong emotions.” Even if this concept car isn’t expected to arrive at showrooms in the near future, Alfa Romeo still has plans to do well in the U.S. auto market. Alfa Romeo has set a target to start selling the 4C sports coupe by the end of this year.