Alfa Romeo Getting Seven New Models by 2018

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has big plans for its struggling Alfa Romeo brand.

Seven new models are being planned for Alfa Romeo in hopes of increasing sales fivefold. First on the Italian automaker’s list will be the 4C Spider in 2016, which debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The convertible sports car will be followed by sedan and wagon variants for its Giulia and Alfetta vehicles in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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The Giulia sedan will aim to compete against the BMW 3 Series while the Alfetta will be a BMW 5 Series rival. In addition, the brand will likely produce two crossovers, one small and one large, which will also debut in 2017 and 2018. Previously, we learned that Alfa Romeo is developing a new rear- and all-wheel drive platform for its new vehicles, which suggests the MiTo and Giulietta front-wheel drive hatchbacks will not get successors.

It is unknown which of the Alfa Romeo vehicles are part of the North American resurgence plan, though it’s likely that the brand is waiting to see how the 4C sells in the U.S.

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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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  • Disqus11111 Disqus11111 on Mar 24, 2014

    No one with a brain will believe a word Fiat says.

  • Ar156 Ar156 on Mar 25, 2014

    Fiat has not yet revealed or sent an official message. ! For the time being, it's a personal interpretation of Auto Bild last friday. !! 6 may follows a press release from 'Lingotto'.