Here’s What To Expect From Alfa Romeo’s 5-Year Onslaught of New Cars
It seems Alfa Romeo is one of those brands that refuse to step away from traditions and move on with the times. Over the last decade or so, the Italian company has come up with some great models, but their business strategy hasn’t been what you would call sustainable. However, this may be about to change, as the Italian car company recently stated that we will be getting a new model every year until 2026, and from 2027 onwards, all models of the brand will be electrified.
2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio GT Junior
Back in September 2021, Alfa Romeo announced the special editions Giulia and Stelvio ’6C Villa d’Este.’ The two models paid tribute to the 6C 2500 SS Coupé produced by Alfa Romeo in the 1940s. Now, a month later, the Italian company announced the Giulia and Stelvio GT Junior - two special edition models that pay tribute to the GT 1300 Junior - a very successful Alfa Romeo model built between 1966 and 1976.
Fork in the Road: Alfa Romeo’s Make It Or Break It Moment
At some point, you almost have to feel bad for Alfa Romeo. Despite having some pretty cool cars, a blend of bad decisions and a tainted perception of reliability has put the brand in a position where it would almost make more sense to kill it than try to bring it back to profitability. Fortunately, the brand isn’t done just yet, and a heap of new models between now and 2026 could be exactly what the company needs to bounce back. Still, at the same time, one can’t help but wonder: Is this the beginning of the end for Alfa Romeo?
Totem Automobili’s GT Super Has to be One of the Best Looking Alfa’s of All Time
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale
I have to admit: when I saw the Tonale Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show I was impressed. It kind of looked like the Stelvio, but it was a lot sportier. It was proof that Alfa Romeo can significantly improve its SUV look.
And when Alfa Romeo announced a production version should follow shortly, I was even more stocked. Problems though came shortly after the announcement. Jean-Philippe Imparato was unhappy with the performances offered by the plug-in hybrid system and decided to delay the launch of the production version Tonale. The merge between FAC and PSAdelayed the Tonale even more. But, all those problems are now solved and the Tonale is back on track! An official debut should happen sometime in 2022, and it will be built at the Stellantis plant in Pomigliano d’Arco.
Special Treatment? Italy Seeks Exemption From EU Engine Ban for Ferrari and Lamborghini
The European Union’s comprehensive ban on combustion engines is set to go into force in 2035, but the Italian government is hoping for an exception for supercar makers. Italy is trying to negotiate with the European Union and is seeking to protect supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of combustion engine vehicles altogether. According to a Bloomberg post, Italy wants to shield Ferrari and Lamborghini from this potential European Union ban on gas-powered engines.
Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!
The ‘Carwow’ team brought four performance SUVs to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The contenders include a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, a BMW X3 M Competition, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and a Jaguar F-Pace SVR. Three of the four SUVs make identical 510 horses, whereas the Jaguar trumps them all with 40 extra ponies. But, it is also the heaviest. Does it nullify Jaguar’s advantage?
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ‘6C Villa d’Este’
Alfa Romeo announced the new Giulia and Stelvio ‘6C Villa d’Este’ - two editions built on the maker’s priceless heritage. Both models are a tribute to the 6C 2500 SS Coupé model produced by Alfa Romeo in the 1940s - a model that won the "“Referendum Grand Prix" prize during the 1949 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este.
This Trio Of Marcello Gandini-designed Classic Cars Is Going Under The Hammer
Marcello Gandini needs no introduction. He has tens of models to his name and many of them have achieved legendary status. Now, three of his creations, namely the Lamborghini Jarama, the Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, and the Alfa-Romeo Montreal will be up for sale at an upcoming auction by Stratas Auctions. Collectively, they are expected to fetch north of $800,000.
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm
Scout the history books and you’ll find traces of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA from the 20th century; 1965, to be precise. If you thought the Giulia Quadrifoglio was the best the automaker had to offer, then you’re in for a surprise. The Giulia GTA is a sporty sedan that makes 187 horses per liter and is the living embodiment of Alfa Romeo’s racing spirit. Stuff like 20-inch wheels, twin-turbo V-6 engine, sub-four-second 0-60 mph time, etc. are just some of its accolades. Priced over $200,000, the Giulia GTA and its extreme alter ego, the GTAm, are nothing less than beasts on four wheels.
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo
The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is a special-edition version of the 4C Spider and the final production run of the nameplate for North America. Launched in 2013, the Alfa Romeo 4C arrived on U.S. soil in 2014, marking the brand’s return to North America after almost 20 years. With the coupe model discontinued in 2018, Alfa Romeo confirmed that Spider sales are also coming to a halt in the U.S. for 2021. But the small, lightweight 4C is going into the history books with a bang through the limited-edition 33 Stradale Tributo model.
These Cars Pack The Smallest V-8 Engines Ever Put In a Road-Going Vehicle
For as long as most of us can remember, V-8 engines are associated with big power and big displacement. Although this is true for most of them, there are those that don’t share their bigger counterparts’ performance capabilities. Nevertheless, some of these engines pack a surprising amount of punch for their size. On top of that, you can find a lot of them in some pretty epic vehicles.
How The 1995 Alfa Romeo Castagna Vittoria Resurrected And Old Coachbuilding Name
Many would argue that aesthetics would outlive everything. All cars eventually become old and obsolete in terms of technical specs, except high-achievers, such as the McLaren F1 or Bugatti Chiron SS. The point is, eventually, aesthetics become the main definitive characteristic for most cars, and this is what people will remember. Some cars, however, are just weird, like the Alfa Romeo SZ/RZ we recently covered. then you’ve got cars like the Castagna Vittoria, which is named after the synonymous coachbuilder from Milan, that is just as weird and even more obscure.
In Another Universe, Alfa Romeo Is Owned by Volkswagen
Alfa Romeo, as a brand has been dying for years, and it seems that no matter what happens, things just keep getting worse. The move from bad to worse seems to have started right around the time that the revival of both the 8C and GTV nameplates was cancelled, right around the same time that FCA – before the Stellantis merger, of course – started skinning it to the bone as the 4C Spider landed on the chopping block. By 2020, the Giulietta was discontinued and we were promised a new compact electric SUV in 2020. Now, under new leadership, Alfa Romeo is discontinuing the Giorgio platform, and more recently announced a plan that included delaying models like the Tonale and raising prices – a weird move for a company that can’t sell vehicles to save its life. Things could have been a lot different if FCA sold Alfa to Volkswagen. In fact, the opportunity was there twice in the same decade.
The GTV Could Save Alfa Romeo But Skepticism Is Warranted
At this point, I wouldn’t blame you if you felt bad for the Alfa Romeo brand. It’s been on the verge of death for a while now, but the brand’s new CEO and help from the newly formed Stellantis have raised a little hope. And, despite the cancelled plans to revive the GTV and 8C, we’ve recently learned that the company is still considering a new GTV, and now we know that it won’t be an SUV. In fact, if the GTV really is brought back to life, it’ll take on some pretty heavy hitters from BMW and Tesla, among others. Is there still hope for the Alfa Romeo brand? Let’s look at this new development and find out.
Watch Doug DeMuro Take You On a Tour of the Weird Alfa Romeo RZ
Although the U.S. car market is one of the biggest and most significant ones out there, it doesn’t always get all the cool and bizarre stuff. Luckily, once a car is 25 years old it can be imported into the U.S., and nowadays, American car enthusiasts can enjoy just about any car. Doug DeMuro has shown us a few such cars and this Alfa Romeo RZ is no exception. To say the car has a distinctive styling is an understatement and, naturally, Doug has more than a few things to say about it.
Alfa Romeo might bring back the GTV and Duetto
Despite its glorious motorsport history, Alfa Romeo has kind of been on and off the bench in terms of market presence. In recent years, they’ve actually had a good run. They brought out the Alfa Romeo 4C, which was a great competitor to the likes of Lotus Elise and Porsche 718, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have managed to liven up the car market a bit. Both of these models are said to be nearing the end of their production cycle, but two new models could fill in the void.
Alfa Romeo’s Next SUV Won’t Come To The U.S. Because We Like Them Big
Back in 2018, we learned that Alfa Romeo was going to expand its lineup with a Large SUV, and sure enough, we ended up with the Stelvio. It didn’t take long for the company to follow up with news that there would be a smaller SUV, and our first decent look was the Tonale concept. We’ve been waiting for that smaller SUV to be revealed in production guise, and while that hasn’t happened, there is word that an even smaller model is on the way. The only caveat here is that it’s going to be so small, Alfa Romeo won’t bother to bring it to the United States.
The Plan to Saving Alfa Romeo is, Apparently, Raising Prices and Delaying Models
Following the FCA-PSA merger that created Stellantis, Alfa Romeo has a new design boss, but whether or not the company is going to survive the next five years is still being called into question. Recent news that the Tonale was being delayed by three months doesn’t help but the latest interview between Auto News and Alfa’s new CEO is, well, troubling.
Alfa Romeo Is Plotting a Larger-Than-Giulia 5 Series Competitor
Big Alfa Romeo Sports sedans don’t really exist today, with the last important model that comes to mind being the 166 that was produced between 1996 and 2007. But, what if Alfa Romeo, now under the leadership of Stellantis, decided it wanted to forget about the SUV segment for a moment and compete with the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, and even the Audi A6 or Maserati Ghibli? Well, believe it or not, an uncited report is claiming this could very well happen, and it could happen sooner than you’d expect.
What is the Least Expensive Alfa Romeo?
Now that Alfa Romeo offers the Giulia, it takes the rains from the 4C Spyder as the brands cheapest offering. In base form, you’ll still pay out anywhere between $38,000 and $40,000 after taxes and registration, so it’s not exactly considered a “cheap” offering, either.
What is the Sportiest Alfa Romeo?
At one time, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder would have been the sportiest model in Alfa’s lineup. These days, however, it’s a very tough call. The Giulia should probably take the crown as the sportiest model today, but the Stelvio isn’t far off. Then again, if you like small two-seaters, you’ll probably argue that the 4C Spyder is the sportiest. In the end, they are all pretty sporty.
What is the Most Popular Alfa Romeo?
The sportiest Alfa Romeo model, hands down, is the Giulia Quadrifoglio. It’s powered by a Ferrari-derived, 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-6 that pumps out 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Of course, Alda Alfa will tap your wallet for upward of $80,000, so it’s not as popular in sales as it is in desirability.
What is the Most Expensive Alfa Romeo?
You might expect that sporty, new Giulia Quadrifoglio to be the most expensive Alfa Romeo but, the truth is, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio takes the cake with a price of $81,590. That’s nearly $10,000 more than the Giulia Quadrifoglio and more than $40,000 more than the base Stelvio.
Are Alfa Romeo Cars Reliable?
Alfa Romeos haven’t exactly been known for their reliability in the past. However, a lot has changed over the years, and the new Giulia and Stelvio have set a pretty good standard in terms of reliability. Alfa Romeo may not be the most reliable manufacturer on the market, but it isn’t the worst either.