Alfa Romeo's New Platform Codenamed Giorgio

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Alfa Romeo’s new rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive architecture is rumored to be called Giorgio.

Parent company FiatChrysler plans to release full details on the automaker’s new strategy in its first-quarter results in May. It will be Alfa Romeo’s fourth revival plan since 2004. Alfa Romeo’s relaunch will play a pivotal role in returning Fiat’s automotive division to profitability in Europe by 2016.

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The brand was supposed to make a return to the U.S. this year, but has since been postponed to 2015. The new architecture is being developed by a small team of engineers based in Maserati’s headquarters and is headed by Philippe Krief, who reports to Harald Wester, Fiat-Chrysler chief technical officer and CEO of Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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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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