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 |  Apr 21 2010, 3:28 PM

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Earlier today Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne outlined his company’s 5-year plan, even going to far as to discuss what products each brand in the Fiat family will deliver in the future. But Marchionne didn’t give all the details, leaving many to speculate and fill in the blanks.

One such speculation comes from MotorTrend, which claims that a proposed Alfa Romeo Spider will be based on the current Chrysler rear-drive large car platform – which currently underlies models like the 300C and Dodge Charger. MT says that the 200-C Concept shows this rear-drive platform can be downsized for use in a small sports car – which sounds like a stretch to us. We’d say its equally plausible that the next Maserati Quattroporte platfrom could underpin future Alfas.

In more concrete news, Marchionne has explicitly said that Alfa’s return to the U.S. will include six models in total, including the Spider, MiTo hatchback, Guiletta hatchback (replacing the current 147) and the new mid-size Guilia (replacing the current 159), plus two new SUVs.

[Source: MotorTrend]