The Gloria concept is basically a student design study project from European Design Institute (IED) in Turin under the supervision of Alfa Styling Center. But as it turns out Alfa is looking at it as an inspiration for the new Giulia sedan, due in 2015.
The Gloria is designed with Asian and North American markets in mind, which is why it looks a bit larger than a normal Alfa sedan should. Still, it retains the brand’s signature design cues and remains “a symbol of elegance and prestige”.
The upcoming Giulia will have the same size and wheelbase as the concept car – 4700mm long, 1920mm wide, 1320mm tall and with a 2900mm wheelbase – and it shares its underpinning with other Fiat/Chrysler models based on the compact wide architecture such as the Alfa Giulietta and dodge Dart. It will have the longest wheelbase in the group though, and more interior space.
The Giulia will be the successor to the lovely Alfa 159, which means it will also get a station wagon variant, and maybe even a two-door version – the new GT Coupe.