• Here’s What To Expect From Alfa Romeo’s 5-Year Onslaught of New Cars

  • Alfa Romeo's future is at stake and it seems it finally decided to do something about it The company's new strategy involves a constant introduction of new models every year until 2026 and these are the most probable models we could see
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale will be the first to arrive Initially scheduled for this year, we now expect a debut "by the end of 2022". The marque's first compact crossover will also be its first hybrid vehicle. It is expected to develop between 190 and 240 hp
  • There have been talks about the GTV and although its revival was initially cancelled, it's still being considered We know for sure that the next GTV will be faithful to its roots and not turn into another trendy SUV/crossover
  • Moreover, the GTV is in tune with Alfa Romeo's strategy to gradually electrify its lineup Alfa Romeo's concept for the next GTV involves a 2+2 coupe with hybrid powertrain that makes over 600 hp and an intelligent AWD system
  • The Alfa Romeo Duetto is another old name, scheduled for revival The Duetto was mentioned by Alfa Romeo's CEO a few months ago. While there are no official statements that a new Duetto will arrive, there are signs that point towards the possibility
  • Alfa Romeo has space for an affordable compact sports car The mid-engine 4C was recently distontinued and the same thing happened with the Fiat 124 Spider, which shares a platform with the Mazda Miata. This leaves an open slot in Stellantis' sports car lineup and a Duetto mght just be the right one to fill it
  • Alfa Romeo Stellantis could go hybrid Again, no official statements have been made regarding that. However, given that the Stelvio is currently the brand's most successful model and it was recently updated, we expect it will be around for awhile
  • A Stelvio Hybrid could share the hybrid powertrain of Maserati Ghibli As far as SUVs go, the Stelvio is one of the sportier propositions. Given that it sits on the rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform, it would make sense that a hybrid version would borrow hybrid tech from the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid
  • A new Alfa Romeo 8C seems unlikely, but it's not impossible Alfa Romeo is still struggling financially., but with Stellantis' blessing (and money) a new 8C is more possible than you might think, even if the (second) revival was recently canceled
  • Swipe up for the full story on Alfa Romeo's latest attempt to rise to its former glory Which one of these Alfa Romeo models are you most excited about? Do you think a mid-engine Alfa Romeo 8C could borrow tech from the Maserati MC20?

Alfa Romeo promises that It will give us a new model every year, until 2026. Here’s what models we can expect

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.

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Alfa’s decision to bombard us with a new model each year until 2026 stems from Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares’ warning from a few months ago, which stated that Alfa and Chrysler have 10 years to turns things around for the better, before vanishing as functioning automakers. With this in mind, here are the five models we think will make an appearance over the next five years.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

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Under the hood we expect the Tonale to offer the same engines as the Renegade: a range of four-cylinder engines as well as a plug-in hybrid version

We already know that Alfa Romeo I working on a compact crossover called the Tonale. The model was supposed to be launched in 2021, but due to Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s merger with PSAwhich spawned Stellantis, it was delayed by a year. Unless something changes, the debut of the Tonale is scheduled to be in the second half of 2022.

This will also be Alfa Romeo’s first hybrid vehicle, as it will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Following the merger, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato requested that more performance be squeezed out of the PHEV powertrain. It goes to show that performance still matters in Alfa’s lineup, even if it’s slowly transitioning to electricity.

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The hybrid powertrain is expected to include a 1.3-liter turbo-four engine, responsible for powering the front wheels, while two electric motors will send power to the rear axle. With this configuration, the Tonale is expected to have an output of 190 to 240 horsepower. An 11.4 kWh battery will allow for an electric range of up to 30 miles (48 kilometers).

While the Tonale is rumored to be sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass – the Daimler/Chrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform – it’s more likely it will utilize a version of the much newer Stellantis CMP platform, which would accommodate hybrid powertrains.

Alfa Romeo GTV

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Although Alfa Romeo has canceled the revival of the GTV, the company is still considering it. This means that one of the upcoming models could indeed be a new GTV. Moreover, in the past Alfa Romeo has given us some details or at least goals for the GTV. Among them are a 50:50 weight distribution, over 600 horsepower from a hybrid powertrain comprising of the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 and at least two electric motors, intelligent all-wheel drive with torque-vectoring, and seating for four passengers.

Back when we learned of a potential resurrection of the Alfa Romeo GTV, we saw images on the company’s official website, of a two-door GT coupe that shares a lot of its aesthetics with theAlfa Romeo Giulia. The plans for a new GTV perfectly tie in with Alfa’s latest strategy, especially considering it will feature a hybrid powertrain. With this in mind, it’s very possible that one of the new Alfa Romeo models to come out in the coming years will be the new GTV. The best part is, it will not be an SUV.

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One question remains, will a new GTV share a platform with the Giulia? We already know that the hybrid version of Maserati Ghibli utilizes a modified version of the same M156 platform. Given that Maserati is also under Stellantis’ banner, the new GTV will either share a platform with that or sit on a modified Giorgio platform.

Alfa Romeo Duetto

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A few months ago Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato mentioned the GTV and Duetto, in an interview saying "I’m very interested in the GTV. There is no statement or announcement at this stage, but I’m just giving you a personal feeling that I’m very interested in the GTV. I also love the Duetto". Back then, both cars were mentioned in the same breath, by the CEO, and given that a new GTV is quite possible, the same could be true for the Duetto.

Moreover, after discontinuing the mid-engine 4C, the Italian carmaker currently doesn’t have a compact sports car. With this in mind, the Duetto would fit nicely in Alfa Romeo’s lineup, probably as a more affordable front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car that would compete with the Mazda Miata. In addition, the Fiat 124 Spider was discontinued last year, which negates any risk of internal competition should the Duetto assume the same position in Alfa’s lineup.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Hybrid

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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the brand’s first SUV and it proved to be a very successful one. Between 2017 and 2021, roughly 150,000 Stelvio were sold in the US, Canada, and Europe combined. It’s no secret that Alfa Romeo struggled to establish a foothold on the US market and the approximately 26,000 Stelio sold there is proof. Even in Canada, the sporty, Italian SUV is more successful scoring 42,494 sales, but in Europe, the model found the most success with around 82,000 units sold.

Given that demand for SUVs and crossovers is still high, there’s no reason to believe Alfa Romeo will not be adding hybridization to the Stelvio, at some point in the next few years. Moreover, since they are doing the same with the upcoming, 2023 Tonale it would only make sense for the bigger and already proven Stelvio to go the same route.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio also shares the Giorgio platform with the Giulia and if a hybrid GTV ends up using the same platform (which, most probably, it will) then Alfa Romeo engineers may already be working on modifying the platform for hybrid/electric applications. Although there’s no confirmation yet, this seems like the logical thing to do. The Stelvio was recenly refreshed for the 2021 model year, together with the Giulia, which means it will be around for a while longer. However, at some point around 2023, we might see a hybrid version of it.

Alfa Romeo 8C

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Before going any further, let me make it clear that, at this point, it’s more of wishful thinking than anything else, since Alfa Romeo canceled the revival of the 8C, a while back, in order to “rationalize its portfolio”. Be it as it may, Alfa Romeo is now the property of Stellantis through the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) merger with PSA, from January 2021.

While acknowledging the fact that developing a high-performance model takes significant financial resources and that Alfa Romeo is barely staying above water, Stellantis has the ability to provide much-needed financial support for future projects. This would certainly open new possibilities, especially given the fact that, by extension, Stellantis now owns Maserati, which recently unveiled its new hybrid supercar, the MC20.

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With that being said, we can definitely see a mid-engine 8C, powered by a similar hybrid powertrain as the Trident’s flagship.

Much of what we talked about in the upper paragraphs is not yet confirmed (with some exceptions). Rather, it is a speculative piece, based on previous information, provided by Alfa Romeo or other sources. With that being said, Alfa Romeo’s strategy to give us new models each year until 2026 will most probably involve at least some of the models mentioned above.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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