The Gloria is the result of a collaboration between the European Design Institute of Turin and the Alfa Romeo Style Centre. It features a few trademark Alfa design cues, such as the bold bonnet creases culminating in the famous triangular grille. Leather straps on the bonnet are a nod to some of Alfa’s previous sporting models.
The newcomer would be powered by bi-turbo V6 and V8 engines, which would be shared with the latest Maserati Quattroporte. And it could use the same platform as the forthcoming Maserati Ghibli saloon.
Alfa has wanted to replace the 166 since it was axed in 2007, but development has been forced back by the recession. With Alfa’s re-entry into the US market this year, the company believes now is the right time to begin work on a new saloon, with the model going on sale some time in 2015.