Alfa Romeo: GTV and 8C will not come back – Auto-Moto

Alfa Romeo GTV and 8C will not come back - Alfa Romeo: GTV and 8C will not come back - Auto-Moto

A few months ago, the sounds of corridors evoked news that had made Alfa Romeo fans happy: the return of the GTV, a 2 + 2 coupe emblematic of the Italian brand, produced between 1995 and 2005. A rumor that had not come out of nowhere, but which followed an announcement from the firm, which had presented in June 2018 its plan product for years to come. If the style of the future vehicles were still secret, some observers were able to notice the name GTV inscribed at the bottom of the table, next to a car named 8C. Would the brand have planned a return of these two iconic models in its range? In 2018, most likely, but since then, plans have changed somewhat.

Indeed, the brand, now linked to PSA as part of the merger of FCA with the French company, has just unveiled its forecasts for the next few years. And the least we can say is that they have indeed been revised downward. And for good reason, this is now than four models which are planned, of which only two unpublished, since are also announced among the novelties the restylings of Giulia and Stelvio. But then, why have renounced the GTV and 8C ? This is simply due to the desire of the manufacturer to focus on vehicles with high sales volumes and not simply niche.

Two new SUVs

However, this GTV seemed rather promising on paper, since it should have, according to the rumors, to embark a V6 hybrid of 600 horses, while the 8C would have claimed some 700 equines, resulting from the alliance of a power block at the front and thermal at the back. Instead, the firm plans to launch two SUVs, one of which will most probably be the Tonale, while some images of its final version have already been seen. On the other hand, the second, which promises to be a rival of the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 is revealing for him much more mysterious, since nothing has yet been revealed on this subject. Only two pieces of information are known, its engine, which will be 100% electric, and its date of commercialization, expected in 2022.

For its part, the Giulietta will be definitively removed from the range, so it must ultimately have only four models. However, it could of course be that the merger with PSA change the calendar, including platforms mutualisation that could lead to the development of new models for the brand in Biscione.

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