Alfa Romeo Giulia Might Get a 350-Horsepower Veloce Option in 2019
Rumors of a Goldilocks-approved Giulia continue to swirl.
If you find the base, 280 horsepower Giulia lacking in grunt but the 'Ring-ruling, 505-horsepower Quadrifoglio a little out of reach, it looks like Alfa Romeo is cooking up a Goldilocks-approved version of its sports sedan just for you.
Taking to Twitter, auto writer Bozi Tatarevic spotted what appears to be a 350 hp, turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine option for the 2018 Giulia on FCA's service webpage, Mopar Tech Authority. This perfectly corroborates the long-running rumor of a Giulia "Veloce" slotting in between the base model and top dog Quadrifoglio, a car that would make for a nice Italian foil to the BMW M340i, Audi S4, Mercedes-AMG C43, et al.
Tatarevic importantly notes, however, that while the engine's existence is all but confirmed, it may or may not be coming to the U.S. market as the site covers Fiat Chrysler products of all jurisdictions. Note the presence of the 2.2-liter diesel mill that isn't sold stateside.
When Car and Driver reached out to Alfa regarding whether or not a mid-range Giulia would come to America, they responded, "No plans for any other engines for Giulia in North America for 2018 model year besides the 2.0L and 2.9L [gasoline] versions," referring to the base and cloverleaf-badged engines, respectively.
Fingers crossed for 2019, then.