Italian designs are drop dead gorgeous and nobody can doubt that. If you call Italian cars ugly or “okay” then get ready to be ridiculed by your friends. Alfa Romeo is no exception to that. The 2016 Alfa Romeo Guilia, which was spotted under test a couple of days ago confirms that, again.
The car will have 4 engines on offer starting from 2.2 liter to 6 liters. The 2.2 four-cylinder will have max power in the range of 180-330 PS, while a 3.3 liter V6 will generate around 400-500 PS of power. On the diesel side the Guilia will get a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder engine with 120-210 PS of power for the smaller engine and between 250-330 PS for the bigger block.
The test mule below is not of the Guilia but of the Maserati Ghibli, but it is in fact used to test the new rear wheel drive platform from Alfa Romeo.
The car will have a rear-wheel drive layout and a different name and will be Alfas re-entry into this segment after the Guilia was discontinued three years ago. Presently Alfa sells only three models and sales have fallen to less than 40,000 units from 2014.
Alfa Romeo is keeping its pedal to the metal as it plans to launch three new cars in the coming years. The brand also revealed it has made a $ 7 billion investment to increase the brand value and sales.
The cars which Alfa Romeo plans include a mid-size SUV to tackle the mighty Audi Q5, a large sedan to rival the S-Class and a mid-size luxury/sport sedan which will take on the BMW 5 series.
Alfa Romeo has made plans to incorporate RWD and AWD platforms into its architecture across its model range to entice all types of buyers.
According to us, here at AutoColumn, the world will be a better place to live in if all cars in the world look as beautiful as Alfas or any Italian cars do. And for that, we wish the best for Alfa Romeo.
Source and Image credits: World Car Fans.