Alfa Romeo was expected to revive the legendary GTV nameplate with a sports coupe that would deliver a seductive design and sublime driving characteristics, but the company is reportedly scrapping that plan—or at least indefinitely postponing it. Before that happened, we were still awaiting complete information. We knew some details and made several educated guesses. The Italian-bred two-door would be based on the same platform as the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover. We thought it would be officially unveiled in late 2019, and expected it to cost slightly more than the sedan variant when it eventually went on sale in 2020.
Engines, Ride, and Handling
The GTV would not only ride on the same architecture as the Giulia and Stelvio, it would feature similar powertrain options. The base model should have been powered by a 280-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The inevitable Quadrifoglio version would inherit the current Giuila QF‘s raucous 505-hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6. Alfa is still developing a revolutionary hybrid system that recoups energy and will be capable of producing 600 horsepower in short bursts. Otherwise, the GTV would likely have standard rear-wheel drive and possibly offer a rear-biased, all-wheel-drive setup.
Interior and Technology
Although it was unlikely that the GTV interior would get the fanciful appointments found on the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept, the cabin should have been able to accommodate four people. This would help it compete with established rivals such as the BMW 4-series and the Audi A5. We’d also expected the same or better infotainment features and driver-assistance technology that is currently available on the Giulia. These include a standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability along with available adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking.
Per: Car and Driver