Alfa Romeo's return to the United States is about to kick into high gear as Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the brand will be launched in America late next year.

Alfa Romeo's return to the United States is about to kick into high gear as Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the brand will be launched in America late next year.

The specifics are kind of in flux, but Automotive News says the brand will start by selling a limited number of 4C coupes in 2012.

A year later, the company will reportedly introduce a five-door subcompact (based on the MiTo), a compact crossover and the Giulia mid-size sedan. There's also the possibly that the U.S. could get the facelifted Giulietta as well as a roadster that is based on Chrysler's LX platform which underpins the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300.

Lastly in 2014, there's word of a Giulia wagon and a flagship sedan which could ride on a stretched version of the CUSW (compact U.S. wide) platform.

Interestingly, the publication says Alfa Romeo has axed plans to build crossovers based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty successor.

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