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Rumor Mill: Alfa Romeo Will Reveal Giulia Coupe In Geneva

Rumor Mill: Alfa Romeo Will Reveal Giulia Coupe In Geneva

The industry rumor mill is circulating fairly solid information that Alfa Romeo will debut a two-door variant of the Giulia at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show on March 7th.

Sources speaking with Australian publication Motoring expect the car to be named Giulia Sprint. The four-seat coupe will play in the same sandbox as the likes of the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cadillac ATS Coupe.

This will be the second variant of the hot new Giulia sedan, which is based on Fiat-Chrysler’s new Giorgio rear-wheel-drive platform. The platform also underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.

Rumors have also surfaced in the past that Alfa may churn out a Giulia Sportwagon, though those rumors have yet to pan out. It is worth noting that coupe and convertible variants of the Giulia were in Alfa Romeo’s original five-year business plan. The convertible is expected to be named the Giulia Spider.

Of course, product plans can and often change at FCA.

The Giulia Sprint is expected to be powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 505 horsepower 2.9-liter bi-turbo V-6 that powers the sedan. European markets also have access to a turbo-diesel engine that isn’t coming to North America.

At this point it appears Turin is very serious about at least attempting to rattle cages at the German luxury brands.





 

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