Alfa Romeo returns to the U.S. with an invasion of new models
Alfa Romeo is making a comeback to the US market. No news there, we know, but the actual news is that at a presentation in Italy today, Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne confirmed Alfa Romeo’s return for 2012. The return will be well-rounded with five different models.
The line-up will include a midsize SUV and a sedan and wagon both called the Giulia. This Giulia is slated to replace the current 159 sedan and is based on a longer and wider platform. The SUV will be based on a Chrysler product, possibly the Dodge Journey or the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and will go toe to toe with the BMW X3.
In 2013, Alfa Romeo will also bring a new four-door MiTo hatchback (yuck) and a new Spider set to take on models like the Audi TT. Next on the list will be a new Giulietta, surprisingly, in 2014. After Richard Gadeselli, vice president of communications for Fiat Group Automobiles SpA, announced that the Giulietta would not be coming to the U.S., we were hopeful, but not sure if we would ever see it here. Lo and behold, here it comes. Also in 2014, we will see a larger SUV which will rival the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7.
Quite a lot to take in, so we’ll make sure we provide specific details on each individual car when they arrive.