Alfa Romeo GTV Returning in 2021
Audiences around the world caught the first glimpse of the Alfa Romeo GTV in 1967.
But at that time, it was known as the 1750 GT Veloce. The coupe was originally released with the 1750 Berlina and the 1750 Spider. The 1750 models were known as executive cars from the Italian manufacturer.
As time moved forward, the coupe saw quite a few changes, including an updated engine, lighter chassis, and a new instrument cluster.
Production of the GTV for the American market ended completely in 1974.
Then, the 1994 Paris Motor Show unveiled the Alfa Romeo GTV concept car. The refreshed coupe was officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1995.
But the excitement didn’t last long for the United States.
The manufacturer took a step back from the American market to reimagine a new lineup.
This seems like a lifetime ago.
Now, drivers in the United States won’t have to wait much longer to experience the legendary model for themselves.
The GTV nameplate is being revived and here’s what we know so far:
What We Know About the Revived 2021 Alfa Romeo GTV
Not to be confused with its sedan sibling, the new GTV coupe will be positioned lower to the ground and have more enthusiastic driving dynamics.
At its base, we anticipate the new coupe to be powered by a 280-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This power is anything but ordinary.
The Quadrifoglio will undoubtedly inherit the horsepower that we’ve associated with the four-leaf clover badge. Drivers can expect a raucous 505-horsepower twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 engine. An engine of this magnitude will create an exhilarating drive every time.
It is unclear at this time if the new sports car will have a hybrid powertrain. But, since we’re anticipating a hybrid SUV in the near future, it seems plausible.
It is also likely that the coupe will have seating to accommodate up to four, including the driver.
And since the model is projected to be built on the same platform as the Giulia, drivers can expect some similarities inside the cabin.
We’re anticipating the new car to include the updated infotainment center and driver-assistance capabilities found in the 2020 Giulia.
This would mean the 2021 Alfa Romeo GTV would come standard with a touchscreen infotainment center, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capability, in addition to adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking.
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If the history of the model lineup is any indication, the revitalized coupe will pay homage to the past while paving the way for the future.
The 90th Geneva International Motor Show is scheduled for March 5 until March 15, 2020. And, as we’ve learned, this is the time when concept models and new lineup additions are formally announced.
But it is expected that the new GTV will exit the production line in time for the 2021 model year.
We’re on the edge of our seats anxiously waiting to learn more.
Until it arrives in our showroom, we anticipate following the updates and announcements that are sure to follow the unveiling.