Rumors about Alfa Romeo planning to make a two-door coupe version of the Giulia surfaced the web as soon as the sporty sedan hit the market. It took the Italian firm about two years to confirm that a coupe is indeed underway, but not everything is as we expected. To be more specific, Alfa Romeo will use a coupe to revive the GTV nameplate.
Not only that, but it will be offered as a Quadrifoglio that will be more powerful than the Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan. To top things off, it will have a mild hybrid drivetrain and an all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring. The coupe will most likely arrive in 2020 when the Giulia sedan should have already received its mid-cycle facelift. Let’s find out more about what it may bring to the table in the speculative review below.
2020 Alfa Romeo GTV
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2020 Alfa Romeo GTV Exterior
- Giulia-Inspired Design
- Sleek Coupe Roof
- Wider Rear Fenders
- New Headlamps
- Sportier Diffuser
The headlamp is the first element that catches the eye due to its revised shape and LED pattern
It takes only a quick glance at Alfa Romeo’s teaser to notice that the GTV is pretty much a two-door version of the Giulia, but a closer inspection reveals unique details. The headlamp is the first element that catches the eye due to its revised shape and LED pattern.
Although the image is pretty shadowy, it seems that the headlamp is taller the Giulia’s, while the outer corner is less angular. More importantly, the Giulia’s LED layout was replaced with three squared off lights that are flattened at the top. Both changes suggest that either the GTV is based on the upcoming mid-cycle refresh of the Giulia or that it will get a more unique design.
The decklid will be shorter and the bumper will get extra vents and a more aggressive diffuser
The former scenario is more likely, as the bumper and the shield grille seem identical to the Giulia. Onto the sides, the GTV showcases the same deeply cut waistline. Coupe-specific changes include longer doors and a sloping roofline, but the rear fender flares are bigger than those on the sedan.
There’s no image of the rear end, but it should be closely related to the Giulia. It will probably get similar taillights and trunk lid, but the decklid will be shorter, and the bumper will get extra vents and a more aggressive diffuser.
Needless to say, the modern GTV won’t be very similar to the iconic model from the 1970s, which had a fastback design with an angled decklid. Instead, the new GTV will have a conventional coupe layout.
2020 Alfa Romeo GTV Interior
- Very Similar To Giulia
- 8.8-Inch Infotainment
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Extra Features For Q Model
- Limited Rear Headroom
The interior should be identical to the sedan save for the rear compartment
While the exterior will get notable changes due to the new body style, the interior should be identical to the sedan. Save for the rear compartment, of course. The upcoming Giulia facelift should change a few things here and there but expect the same familiar layout.
The good news is that the Giulia’s design is quite appealing and the equipment list is rich even in base trim configuration. While leather isn’t included as standard with the entry-level version, other trim levels get fine hide on the seats and even on the dashboard. The brown and tan leather options add class, as do the woodgrain inserts.
The digital cluster provides info on speed, rpm, fuel consumption, lateral acceleration, and shift points
The sporty looking dashboard features an 8.8-inch infotainment screen in the center, which provides access to a state-of-the-art infotainment system with voice activation, smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Dead Reckoning technology. The latter can reroute you without a GPS signal, which comes in handy in remote areas. The display is likely to get bigger for this model, while the infotainment system should get a few important upgrades.
A smaller, 3.5-inch screen is placed between the dials in the instrument cluster in the standard model, with a larger, seven-inch display offered in the more expensive trims. Configurable in various modes, it provides info on speed, rpm, fuel consumption, lateral acceleration, and recommended shift points.
Shoulder room and headroom will probably decrease due to the sloping roof
The high-performance Quadrifoglio model will get a range of extra features, starting with standard leather and Alcantara, a sports steering wheel, and heavily bolstered front seats. Carbon-fiber and aluminum trim will also set it apart in the lineup, as will the unique “Race” mode and real-time telemetry.
In the back, the coupe will get revised panels in place of the usual rear doors. Shoulder room and headroom will probably decrease due to the sloping roof, but legroom shouldn’t change much unless Alfa Romeo shortens the wheelbase.
2020 Alfa Romeo GTV Performance
- Engines From The Giulia
- Powerful Hybrid For The Q Model
- More Than 600 Horsepower
- 0 To 60 Mph In 3.6 Seconds
- Top Speed At 190 Mph
- All-Wheel Drive
The Q model will boast more than 600 horsepower with an E-Boost system
Alfa Romeo had very little to say about the GTV’s drivetrain. The Italians unveiled that it will have a 50:50 weight distribution, all-wheel drive, torque vectoring, and that it will boast more than 600 horsepower with an E-Boost system. Yes, it will be a mild hybrid.a
There’s no word as to what gasoline engine will be paired with the 48V system, but my bet is on the 3.0-liter V-6 from the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Ferrari-developed engine will probably get a significant upgrade for this model. With the V-6 already developing 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque in the sedan, getting more than 600 horses shouldn’t be an issue, especially in a hybrid setup.
The GTV Q could hit the 0-to-60 mph benchmark in around 3.6 or even 3.5 seconds
The sprint to 60 mph should be significantly quicker than the sedan. The latter needs 3.8 seconds to get there, so the coupe could hit the benchmark in around 3.6 or even 3.5 ticks. Top speed should sit around the 190-mph mark. Transmission choices will probably include the existing six-speed manual and the eight-speed automatic.
The big question here is whether the GTV badge will adorn an entire lineup of cars or just the high-performance version. If the coupe version of the Giulia will be called the GTV and the performance model will get the “Q” badge, we should see other drivetrains in the coupe as well.
Diesel engines should also be offered, starting with the 2.2-liter four-cylinder
The base model will get the sedan’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder that uses an electrohydraulic valve actuator and a two-in-one supercharging system. The mill is rated at 197 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, and it’s offered in Europe. In the U.S., customers get the more powerful 280-horsepower and 306 pound-foot version.
Diesels should also be offered, starting with the 2.2-liter four-cylinder. However, while the sedan gets a 148-horsepower and 280-pound-foot version, Alfa could skip this one and go for the more powerful 177-horsepower and 331 pound-foot rating. The Veloce model uses the same oil burner but rated at 210 horses and 346 pound-feet.
2020 Alfa Romeo GTV Pricing
Pricing for the Alfa GTV depends on what trim levels will be offered. If the coupe will get a similar range to the Giulia sedan, which retails from $38,195, the GTV could start from around $43,000 in base trim. Various packages like the Ti and the Lusso would increase the sticker to around $45,000 and $48,000, respectively. Finally, the GTV Quadrifoglio would top the range at around $78,000.