According to some of the latest reports, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be the base for the new Dodge Caliber, just without the Italian flare and style. The new Caliber is set to arrive in late 2011 as the 2012 model.

This is all according to USA Today who credits Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler and Fiat, as saying that the Giulietta will serve as a Dodge. As rumors go, this one is quite good, as the company’s five year plan shows the Caliber being discontinued in 2011, and Chrysler will need to fill that hole.

A new successful small car is hugely important for Chrysler, as they will have nothing to compete against theFord Fiesta and Focus and the Chevrolet Cruze and the new Aveo. A vehicle based on the gorgeous Giuliette might be what the company needs.

Recently, Fiat has expressed interest in expanding their stake in Chrysler beyond 20 percent and the only way that happens is if they have big success in the U.S and the Giulietta might be just what the doctor ordered.


Source: USA Today

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  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

Well, the 2011 Caliber Dodge and the Alfa Romeo Giulietto are almost the same. They just differ in their signatures. This car must be successful because if not, it could be the reason of their obsolescence.

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

Sorry, but I think the color red doesn’t look good in this car. However, If not mistaken
I think this car has already out in the market. And I would say that it has a good performance and I bet it would be a reliable car since it was made by the Alfa Romeo.

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

congratulations to Alfa Romeo for its 100years of excellence and service in automotive industry. You did a great job!

  (399) posted on 02.28.2011

Platform sharing with FWD Fiat models is the only thing that keeps Alfa Romeo alive economically. And in this Golf-size class, Fwd models can be made to handle very well.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

The world moves on. You can’t keep living in the past boys. The GTA Guilia, GTV, Montreal, etc. were beautiful in their day but if Fiat had not taken over Alfa it would be completely dead today.

  (677) posted on 11.17.2010

The original Giulietta’s were gorgeous, especially the Pininfarinia-designed Spider.

  (321) posted on 11.10.2010

Chrysler isn’t know for producing pretty unreliable cars like alpha they are known for producing ugly unreliable cars and this model as is has no business being sold at a dodge dealer.

  (159) posted on 10.27.2010

Now if only Fiat would come back too. I’ll take a Auto Delta enhanced Brera and an Abarth Fiat 500 please!

  (1211) posted on 10.26.2010

The Alfa Romeo Guilietta is somewhat similar with the Toyota models.

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