Top 10 ‘Forbidden Fruits’ of the 2014 Paris Motor Show

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Top 10 ‘Forbidden Fruits’ of the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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Car companies are pretty clever. A lot of time, research and money gets spent before a new product is created. Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo to Drop MiTo, Giulietta for RWD Sedans

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Alfa Romeo to Drop MiTo, Giulietta for RWD Sedans
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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. Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority

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Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority
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Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is making Alfa Romeo’s U.S. re-launch a top priority, calling it “the most difficult thing I have to do”. Alfa Romeo last sold cars in the U.S. in 1995, but the brand still has a strong image in the U.S., spurring Marchionne to focus efforts on North America. Alfa Romeo’s image… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Punto, To Get TwinAir 2-Cylinder Turbo Engine

Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Punto, To Get TwinAir 2-Cylinder Turbo Engine
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Fiat’s 900cc TwinAir 2-cylinder turbocharged engine, currently available in the European market Fiat 500, has won critical acclaim for its performance and use of advanced technology, and the motor will soon be available in both the Alfa Romeo MiTo and Fiat Punto. The TwinAir will superceed the current base engines in both cars, rated at… Continue Reading...

Fiat Sues Journalist Over Negative Review

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Fiat Sues Journalist Over Negative Review
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One recent discussion taking place at Autoguide HQ was how long it’s been since we’ve driven a car that was truly worth a bad review. Most cars these days are pretty good, and the true stinkers are few and far between. The other side of the coin is that competition for your dollars is fierce,… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo Giulietta and MiTo To Get Dual Clutch

Alfa Romeo Giulietta and MiTo To Get Dual Clutch
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Alfa Romeo’s Giulietta and MiTo hatchbacks will get an all-new, in house dual clutch gearbox, known as the TCT, which will be unveiled at this month’s Paris Auto Show. The TCT gearbox will initially be available with the 1.4L Multiair engine making 168 horsepower, followed by the 2.0L diesel outputting the same amount of power…. Continue Reading...

Australian Police Biting Carabinieri Style, Adding Alfa Romeo To Fleet

Australian Police Biting Carabinieri Style, Adding Alfa Romeo To Fleet
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Cara-what? The Carabinieri, Italy’s paramilitary police, are famous for their sharp liveried Alfa Romeo sedans, which can be seen driving around the streets of Rome, Genoa, Milan and other glamorous locales we know about only through movies and stereotypical depections of la dolce vita. The Carabinieri have traditionally chosen the Alfas for their driving prowess,… Continue Reading...

Alfa To Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Hot Versions Of MiTo, 8C

Alfa To Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Hot Versions Of MiTo, 8C
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Gran Turismo Allegerito sounds so sexy in Italian, when it really just means “Grand Touring Light Weight” in English. The name is banal, but the GTA products in Alfa Romeo”s lineup have always been scorching. The first GTA’s dominated sports car racing in Europe and America (until the Datsun 510 came around), and subsequent cars,… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Bankruptcy Filings Shed Light on Which Fiat Models Headed for U.S.

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Chrysler Bankruptcy Filings Shed Light on Which Fiat Models Headed for U.S.
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The Fiat Panda is just one of several cars that will be sold in the U.S. under the Chrysler/Fiat alliance. It will most likely be badged as a Jeep. There has been plenty of speculation as to which Fiat vehicles will make it on to North American roads as a result of the merger with… Continue Reading...