2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe GTV price, specs and release date
Alfa Romeo will reveal a coupe version of the Giulia, possibly called the GTV, before 2020. Here’s what we know so far…
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- Thought to borrow engines from the Giulia saloon
- Could make official debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
- New model potentially named the GTV
- High-performance Quadrifoglio version is also expected
Alfa Romeo wowed the world when it revealed the aggressively styled Giulia saloon back in 2016. To capitalise on the reinvigorated interest in the brand, it’s thought a coupe version is likely to arrive soon. Rumours suggest the new model could make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor show. Our exclusive render shows what to expect…
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe GTV styling
The Giulia Coupe will probably sit on the same chassis as the saloon, so it should have similar overall dimensions. Our exclusive render of the Giulia Coupe suggests it’ll maintain the saloon’s handsome front end but feature a sloping roofline and longer doors to make it easier to squeeze into the back.
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe GTV interior
The Giulia Coupe’s cabin will be very similar to the saloon. Expect the same leather, metallic and wood trim while the saloon’s infotainment system should be carried over. Fingers crossed, it’ll get a software update before then because it was laggy when we tested it.
The Giulia Coupe won’t be as spacious as the saloon in the back thanks to its sloping roofline, while rear passengers will probably only get two usable rear seats. The saloon has respectable rear legroom so it’s possible the Coupe will keep this feature in the redesign.
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe GTV driving and engines
Alfa Romeo will probably only fit the cream of the Giulia engine crop to the Coupe. The saloon’s more powerful 178hp 2.2-litre diesel engine could form the Coupe’s entry-level model. It manages a 0-62mph time of 7.1 seconds in the saloon but we expect the Coupe to be a little faster thanks to less weight and better aerodynamics. This engine returns a respectable 67.2mpg in the saloon.
Another likely option is the 197hp 2.0-litre petrol. It sounds better than the diesel engines and could allow a 6.6-second 0-62mph time. In the saloon, it even returns a respectable 50mpg so expect the Coupe to be similarly frugal.
We’re most excited for the high-performance version dubbed the Quadrifoglio. Fitted with a 503hp 2.9-litre Ferrari-developed V6 turbo, the Coupe will offer some fierce competition for the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63.
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe GTV release date
We expect the Giulia Coupe to be revealed – possibly accompanied by a convertible Giulia Spider – at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. A £2,500 premium over the £32,850 asked for an equivalent Giulia saloon seems plausible. High-performance Quatrofoglio models could cost from £64,000 – a £3,000 premium over the speedy saloon.
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