Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants to invest a lot of money in Alfa Romeo. This should lead to a significant increase in the number of models in the coming years.
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne made the announcement on Friday during a presentation in Italy.
The new models should ensure that Alfa Romeo will increase its sales more than twice in the coming years. The brand now sells 180,000 cars annually, which should be 400,000 by 2022.
Marchionne announced that Alfa Romeo is returning the name of the GTV model. The brand promises the arrival of a coupé with a 600 hp power train. That powertrain, which according to Alfa Romeo gets E-boost (electric turbo), most likely has a V6. The vehicle must be capable of carrying four passengers and has a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Alfa Romeo also announced that it will be working on models with an extended wheel. In the ‘premium mid size’ section, in which the current Giulia operates, the car comes with extra inches between the front and rear axles. Alfa Romeo also says it will come with a full-size sedan, a car that has been speculated for years. The new top sedan, the 166 real successor that was released out of production in 2007, will also come in a version with the longest wheel.
Alfa Romeo Rivers, a compact style that has been on the market since 2008, will not find a successor. The great Guilietta will find a successor, which should be on the market within five years. According to the car, which uses a brand new platform, there will also be an SUV. In addition, Alfa Romeo says it will launch a new Giulia and a new Stelvio within five years.
In addition, Alfa Romeo wants to launch an SUV at the top of Stelvio in the next five years. In addition to the GTV sports car, there will be a brand new 8C, which the sports car that disappeared from the market in 2009 will find a successor. The new 8C will have a total power of more than 700 hp. The car must be able to run at a speed of 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds.
Alfa Romeo also reports that it has six hybrid models on the pipeline, cars that according to the FCA will have an electric field of more than 50 km and should have a top speed of 100 km / h in approximately four. seconds.
Diesel has no future with Alfa Romeo, which is being phased out. The brand also comes with models that can drive freely (levels 2 and 3).
Fiat Chrysler will not be in debt at the end of June. Marchionne said Fiat and Chrysler have suffered from debt for decades.
During the presentation, the Italian-American car manufacturer further unveiled new plans. For example, Jeep and Maserati focus on electric vehicles partially and fully.
Maserati even wants to launch an electric car brand name Alfieri and will also stop with diesel engines within a few years.
In the United States, Fiat Chrysler has big plans for his brand to take Ram. That should sell a third more and thus become the number two in the North American market.