Alfa Romeo will be making some major changes to its lineup, as the Italian automaker will be dumping its MiTo and Giulietta hatchbacks around 2015 to make room for rear-wheel drive sedans.
In the future, Alfa Romeo will offer solely rear-wheel drive in its vehicles, and the move is part of a plan that involves a collaboration with luxury automaker Maserati. Starting in 2015, Alfa Romeo will launch its rival to the BMW 3 Series, which will be followed up by a larger, 5 Series rival in 2016. A pair of SUVs will then be added to the lineup, with all the new models sporting rear-wheel drive.
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CEO Sergio Marchionne has always made it clear that in order to compete with the German automakers and their vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure, cars simply have to be rear-wheel drive. So it’s not a huge surprise that the shift is being made; the big surprise is how soon it will come considering Alfa Romeo is in the midst of relaunching in America and has a lot going on.
[Source: Car UK]
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