Alfa Romeo may abandon the production of sports carsNovember 1, 2019
There is a possibility that the Italian corporation will change its mind to release two new sports cars, but will include crossovers in its lineup.
Back in 2018, Alfa Romeo published the “road map” of its own lineup until 2022. There you could see two unfamiliar sports cars under the names GTV and 8C. However, according to the latest information, the management of the brand decided to change their plans.
As FCA Executive Director Mike Manley told Automobile Magazine, the Italian brand intends to significantly reduce its lineup in order to optimize spending. Only profitable cars will remain in its lineup, which include representatives of the SUV segment, but niche – sports – cars are going to stop being manufactured.
A third variation of the roadmap has been attached to FCA financial statements for the third quarter. It says that Alfa Romeo will leave the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover, and the brand refused to practically approved the release of versions of both models with a long base. They will be updated no earlier than 2021.
And the two new items that appeared on the map are crossovers again. One of them, apparently, is a mass variation of the Tonale conceptual model, which will appear in 2020 and later acquire a hybrid version. The second crossover will only be equipped with an electric motor.
In addition, Alfa Romeo recently introduced the Montreal Vision GT concept. This prototype supercar based on a 1970s model created an Italian brand with Luc Serafini.
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