FCA recently announced that they will be giving more attention to their sub-brand, Alfa Romeo in the next couple of years, which means that they will be extra busy refreshing their portfolio up until 2022.
One of the first few models that will be back is the “8C” nameplate that will be used for the first time since the 1930s, but actually, it was used recently in 2007 with the gorgeous 8C Competizione. Alfa Romeo will then be dusting off that name one more time for a mid-engined coupe that is equipped with a biturbo gasoline engine working together with an electrical front axle. Overall, it has a combined output of over 700 horsepower, the carbon fiber bodied vehicle, can do the 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint from a standstill in less than three seconds.
Aside from the 8C, Alfa Romeo is also going to revive another important badge, and that is the Gran Turismo Veloce. Yes, that is the sporty coupe with a perfect 50:50 weight distribution that is in the works with the GTV nameplate and with over 600 horsepower because of the electric boost that it has been given. The specialty vehicle will be offering four seats and all wheel drive with torque vectoring.
What other products should we expect from the Alfa Romeo in the next couple of years? Well, when looking at product roadmap, it seems like we can expect an updated Giulietta, as well as long wheelbase derivatives of the Giulia and Stelvio, along with a new pair of crossovers. One of those will be smaller than the Stelvio and the other one will be bigger.
All in all, that brings the grand total of model launches to seven models, which we can expect to see from now until 2022, that is a long way to go. Also, by that time, the automaker also expects to offer six plug in hybrids.
If you go back to the product roadmap and look at the section of the table here you’d normally find a B-segment car, it is now empty, and this probably means that the automaker will get rid of the MiTo.
It has also been noted on the side, apart from the 7 launches, that there’s going to be 6 PHEVs, 100% electrified vehicles, L2+ and L3 autonomy. It also says that the average age of the portfolio is about 3 years. Lastly, at least 2 products will have to focus on meeting specific regional needs.
Well, it seems like Alfa Romeo’s future is going to be quite interesting, we are actually very excited to see the models mentioned above. Now, we wonder which brand FCA will choose to focus on after Alfa Romeo.