It was all the way back in December, 2016 that we first reported on evidence pointing toward the imminent arrival of an Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce with a 350-horsepower version of the same turbocharged, 2.0L four-pot that serves the base and Ti models, allowing it to split the difference between those 280-horsepower variants and the bonkers, high-performance Quadrifoglio model.
Now, more evidence has emerged that the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan lineup could be joined by a range-splitting Veloce model, with the folks at Car and Driver uncovering a tweet from Bozi Tatarevic that shows the 350-horsepower 2.0L engine option on Fiat Chrysler’s OEM service site, plain as day.
The FCA OEM service site is now showing a new 350 Horsepower engine option for the 2.0L Giulia. The site shows global service info so I am not sure if it us US bound. pic.twitter.com/HhdBU9I1qC
— Bozi Tatarevic (@hoonable) November 9, 2017
Granted, as Tatarevic points out, the service site contains global data, so there’s no guarantee the engine option will ever make its way to the United States. Car and Driver reached out for comment, and was told there were “no plans for any other engines for Giulia in North America for 2018 model year.” That sounds like a denial, but importantly, the choice of words leaves the door open to such an engine appearing in the US-market Alfa Romeo Giulia for 2019 or later.
If a 350-horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is on the way, chances are we’ll see it make its US debut early next year.