Alfa Romeo to launch ‘Junior’ sportscar

Alfa Romeo to launch ‘Junior’ sportscar

Alfa Romeo MiTo fq

While the Alfa MiTo was under development, speculation placed a number of different nameplates on the sport hatch. One of them was Junior, but new reports suggest that Alfa may in fact be preparing an additional model to carry the Junior name.

Although the MiTo was picked to hold down the lower end of the Alfa Romeo range with styling drawn from the 8C Competizione, but the new Junior may in fact end up closer in looks to the halo supercar being more of a sports coupe than a sport hatch. The platform will allegedly be based on the MiTo’s, sharing some of the same engine options while introducing a new hydraulic manual as well as a new dual-clutch gearbox to the range. Little else is known about the Junior, but expect similar styling to the MiTo with a lower roofline and sleeker profile.

Rumours extend to sister company Lancia which may get its own version of the Junior to revive the Fulvia name.

Alfa Romeo MiTo fq

While the Alfa MiTo was under development, speculation placed a number of different nameplates on the sport hatch. One of them was Junior, but new reports suggest that Alfa may in fact be preparing an additional model to carry the Junior name.

Although the MiTo was picked to hold down the lower end of the Alfa Romeo range with styling drawn from the 8C Competizione, but the new Junior may in fact end up closer in looks to the halo supercar being more of a sports coupe than a sport hatch. The platform will allegedly be based on the MiTo’s, sharing some of the same engine options while introducing a new hydraulic manual as well as a new dual-clutch gearbox to the range. Little else is known about the Junior, but expect similar styling to the MiTo with a lower roofline and sleeker profile.

Rumours extend to sister company Lancia which may get its own version of the Junior to revive the Fulvia name.

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