Alfa Romeo is in the midst of relaunching its brand worldwide, but its future model lineup is a little hazy.
Although a refreshed 2014 Giulietta model is making its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the only other model under firm development is the Italian automaker’s roadster, which is being co-built with Mazda. Currently, the brand only sells the MiTo subcompact and the Giulietta in Europe, and recently it was announced that the 4C will see limited production of just 3,500 units a year. It is expected that only about 400 of those will reach the U.S.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to uphold his promise to ship a hanfdul of units to North America by year’s end so that the 4C will be sold in the U.S. before the end of 2013. The 4C will make its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. As for the rest of Alfa Romeo’s lineup, the Giulia mid-sized car has been put on hold again.
The Roadster model, which will be built at Mazda’s factory in Hiroshima is expected to be available in 2015 in Europe and the U.S. It is expected that the roadster will be powered by the same 200-horsepower engine found in the 4C.
It’s worth mentioning that Marchionne remains opposed to selling the Alfa Romeo brand.
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