Alfa Romeo Getting Much Needed Investment |

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Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Alfa Romeo Getting Much Needed Investment

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The range of new vehicles being developed by hundreds of engineers in Modena, Italy, may hold the key to the company’s long-term future, if just making sure the automaker gets a return on its 5 billion euro (about USD5.5 billion) investment. The Alfa Romeo brand is getting the most attention and investment from parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the coming 4 years. First will come the all new Giulia sedan. The all new Giulia will be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show next week and the Giulia initially will come with a Ferrari-derived, 503-hp, twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V-6 to compete with the BMW M3. A 2.0-liter, turbo inline-four will follow, possibly in 2017.

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Then a SUV is planned to challenge the Audi Q5 and then a large luxury sedan will emerge followed by compact hot hatchback.

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4C and 4C Spider: A more powerful GTA variant is under consideration.

Giulia: Will be publicly unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show next week. The Giulia initially will come with a Ferrari-derived, 503-hp, twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V-6 to compete with the BMW M3. A 2.0-liter, turbo inline-four will follow, possibly in 2017.

Midsize SUV: The Audi Q5 rival is set to debut in early 2017. It will share the Giulia’s underpinnings and engine range.

Large sedan: Alfa Romeo’s new flagship, to rival the Audi A6 and BMW 5 series, will be a large version of the Giulia. It will have powerful versions of the new engine range, but no V-8 is planned.

Roadster: Alfa Romeo is working on a larger roadster than the Mazda-based Fiat 124. The Alfa roadster will use a shortened version of the Giulia platform and share the same powertrain offerings.

Midsize coupe: This Giulia derivative will basically be a roofed version of the new roadster and is set to compete with the BMW 4-series coupe and the Audi A5.

Large SUV: Alfa Romeo has long planned a large SUV, mainly for the U.S. and China. The production model will share its underpinnings with the large sedan and compete with the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

Compact hatch/sedan and coupe: A final decision has not been made on these models; chances are there will be a front-wheel-drive Giulietta and a station wagon variant to rival the Audi A3 Sportback.

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