Alfa Romeo has quite a bit to look forward to in the years to come. British publication CAR (via Autoblog) spilled out the latest details surrounding the Italian marque’s five-year plan, and expect an ultra-light 8C sports car and two more SUVs.
The brand confirmed the 8C’s return during Fiat-Chrysler Automobile’s latest five-year plan announcement, but the details allege a mid-engine 8C with a Quadrifoglio-sourced V6 engine on tap. Some sort of electrification will likely find its way to the front axle to push power to around 800 horsepower. A carbon-fiber monocoque will help keep weight down as electrification adds heft.
The new GTV will allegedly have the task of competing with the German’s range of two-door offerings, and CAR expects regular, high-performance and efficient variants, such as a plug-in hybrid. We also learned the GTV will likely spawn a convertible, too.
Finally, look for two more SUVs to join the Stelvio at Alfa Romeo. The last FCA meeting mentioned new SUVs, but the latest details claim they will now ride on Alfa’s Giorgio platform rather than a cheaper architecture, such as the Jeep Renegade’s bones.
The details all went to print before the sudden death of former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, however, so plans are subject to change. However, new FCA chief, Mike Manley, has said he plans to follow Marchionne’s final five-year plan.