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REPORT: Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe could bow at Geneva

02.02.2017

A new report has suggested that a coupe version of the recently launched Alfa Romeo Giulia could debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

According to Australian online platform, caradvice.com.au, the rumoured two-door will adopt the iconic Sprint designation, a name last used on the coupe version of the Alfasud between 1976-1989, and rival the likes of the Audi A5, BMW 4-series and Mercedes-Benz C-class.

While Fiat-Chrysler has so far remained tight lipped, the article further claims that a Giulia convertible could also possibly debut in Geneva, the first soft top Alfa since the much maligned Brera derived Spider, and that a Sportwagon might premiere in due course.

Although South African pricing for the Giulia has not yet been revealed, Aussie spec models will receive two petrol engines and one diesel, as well as three trim levels with a eight-speed automatic being the only transmission offered.

Available in base and second-tier Super spec, the Giulia features a 2.0-litre turbo producing 147 kW and 330 N.m of torque, with the latter trim also offering a 2.2-litre turbodiesel making 132 kW and 450 N.m of torque. Stepping up to the mid-range Veloce means the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol as the base and Super, but with a hike in power and torque to 206 kW and 400 N.m.

Capping the range off, the much vaunted Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) boasts a Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 making 375 kW and 600 N.m of torque, translating to a 0-100 km sprint of 3.9 secs and top speed of 305 km/h.

Prices start at $59 856 (R611 774) with the QV retailing for an eye-watering $143 900 (R1 470 768).

Article written by Autodealer
02.02.2017
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