The Alfa Romeo 4C may not be around for very much longer.
According to Autoline, who cited a report from Auto Forecast Solutions, the Alfa Romeo 4C’s production is slated to end by 2020 due to slumping sales of the sports coupe. It also means that a second-generation model isn’t likely to happen.
So far this year, the Italian automaker has sold a mere 309 units, marking a three-percent drop compared to last year’s 320 units. Another possibility causing the Alfa Romeo 4C to be discontinued is that its carbon fiber monocoque isn’t cheap to build, and the market for mid-engine sports cars is dwindling, especially one that doesn’t have power steering.
It will be a sad tale if the Alfa Romeo 4C gets discontinued, considering it heralded the return of the brand in the U.S. But Alfa Romeo does have the Giulia sedan on the horizon that will compete with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class models, and it is also working on the Stelvio crossover to take advantage of the booming segment.
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