An autoevolution reader sent the publication a document stating Alfa Romeo’s intent to sell the Giulia Veloce in the Unites States and it’s not just a trim.
Currently customers can choose from two variants, a base model Giulia with a 280 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the more well-known Quadrifoglio with a 505 hp 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6. Alfa Romeo is offering a Giulia Veloce in European markets, but the engine output remains unchanged and it’s more of a trim with AWD and other features.
That leaves a large power gap between the base Giulia and Quadrifoglio, a space that Alfa Romeo plans to fill with the mid-level Giulia Veloce in the States. The model destined for the U.S. market will share the base model’s 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it will be tuned to produce 350 hp. Its existence was originally discovered by a tuning shop called Squadra Tuning and later supported by the document below.
If the document is legitimate, the Giulia Veloce will only come in AWD and it’ll be paired with an automatic transmission, most likely the ZF-developed 8-speed automatic unit.
Once released, the new Giulia Veloce will compete against the MW 340i, Audi S4 and Jaguar XE R-Sport.