The Alfa Romeo Giulia lineup will grow in 2017, with the Italian automaker set to debut a two-door coupe version of the svelte four-door at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.
According to CarAdvice.com.au, the Giulia coupe will retain the classic Sprint nameplate formerly worn by the two-door Giulia. A high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde version powered by Alfa’s 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine will of course be on the table, with standard versions utilizing the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 2.2-liter diesel found in the four door. An eight-speed automatic transmission will likely serve as the sole transmission option. The six-speed manual should make it to QV versions in certain markets, but don’t hold your breath, American buyers.
The Giulia Sprint’s rumored debut comes as little surprise considering every rival luxury automaker offers a two-door version of its compact. The more powerful Giulia Sprint QV will have no shortage of competition either, with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, BMW M4, Audi RS5, Lexus RC-F and Cadillac ATS-V all ready to do battle with the two-door version of Alfa’s well-received four-door performance car.
More information on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint should become available as its debut date in early April nears.