The historic name may now be used for a sporty EV that was originally envisioned as a high-performance coupe version of the GTV.
- According to a recent rumor, Alfa Romeo’s intentions for the GTV have shifted.
- It was supposed to be a two-door Giulia with a hybrid powertrain at first.
- It now looks that it will be a four-door electric car like the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4.
According to a new report from Autocar, Alfa Romeo has changed its mind about bringing the GTV back to life. While the firm previously stated that a new GTV will be released in the shape of a two-door model of the Giulia with a 600-hp hybrid powertrain in the top Quadrifoglio trim, this idea appears to have been abandoned. Instead, it may now take the form of a four-door electric vehicle that may compete with the BMW i4.
According to the newest rumors, the GTV brand may now be utilized for a more attractive “four-door coupe” version of the Giulia sedan, similar to how the BMW 4-series Gran Coupe hatchback and the 3-series sedan work together. It may be available with both gasoline and electric powertrains, similar to BMW’s strategy with the Gran Coupe and its completely electric stablemate, the i4.
Alfa Romeo has yet to reveal any plans for an electric platform or any future EV vehicles, so we don’t know much about a prospective EV drivetrain that may power this next GTV. The GTV is unlikely to use the same base as the forthcoming Tonale, which will sport a hybrid engine.
It will need at least 300 horsepower and a driving range of about 300 miles to compete with the i4 and other EV cars like the Tesla Model 3.
Although there is no set date for when the new GTV will be released, we expect to hear more about it in the next year or so as the company’s plans are completed.