Alfa Romeo Returning to US in 2015 With Several Models

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The reintroduction of the Alfa Romeo brand in the U.S. has been delayed again, this time to 2015, according to FiatChrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Marchionne promised that the Italian automaker will return to the U.S. with mainstream products in 2015. The Alfa Romeo 4C sports car was supposed to be arriving dealerships already, but that release has been pushed to spring of 2014.

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But expect more Alfa Romeo models to come, as Marchionne is preparing a full product plan for the brand that will be presented in April. According to Marchionne, none of the current European-market models will be coming to the U.S., so it is expected that the next-generation of products will be built with the North American market in mind.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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