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 AutoGuide.com 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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