The Italian automaker has big plans for its 110th anniversary this year.
You may not realize it, but this year marks the 110th anniversary of Alfa Romeo. The Italian automaker hasn't announced how it will be celebrating its big birthday yet, but a new report claims it will host a special event in Turin, Italy, this summer, where a new mystery model will reportedly be unveiled.
The event will take place on June 24 and will act as a mini motor show. Details are scarce, but it appears the new model will either be a crossover or a coupe. What could it be?
Sadly, it's very unlikely to be the new Alfa Romeo 8C supercar since Alfa Romeo has reportedly canceled plans to put it into production. Blame the unrelenting demand for crossovers. Speaking of which, the production version of the Alfa Romeo Tonale, which will slot below the Stelvio, is also expected to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.
There's a good chance it could be a new compact crossover that will be built on the PSA platform as a result of the recent FCA and PSA merger. If this is true, there's a good chance Alfa Romeo's compact crossover will debut as a concept at the event previewing a future production version.
It could also preview Alfa Romeo's future C-segment or B-segment SUV outlined in the company's future product roadmap, which are slated to go on sale in 2021 and 2022 respectively. While a new compact crossover will help boost the automaker's sales, it won't please enthusiasts. Alternatively, the new mystery model could be a new coupe designed as a tribute to Alfa Romeo's fabled two-door models like the GTV Duetto.
Could this be the long-rumored Alfa Romeo 6C sports coupe? We're keeping our fingers crossed, but don't get your hopes up about buying one because the production version has also reportedly been scrapped.