After years of false hope, Alfa Romeo is set to make a full return to the United States. Full coverage inside.
After years of false hope, Alfa Romeo is set to make a full return to the United States.
According to Automotive News, things will kick off in late 2012 with the Giulia sedan and wagon. American versions will reportedly feature a 190 hp (142 kW / 193 PS) 2.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder and a Pentastar V6 with at least 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS). Front-wheel drive will be standard, all-wheel drive will be optional.
At approximately the same time, Chrysler will begin building a small Alfa Romeo crossover based on the Compact Wide platform.
For 2014, Americans will get a Giulietta and an SUV based on the Jeep Liberty replacement.
If everything goes according to plan, U.S. sales will total 85,000 units annually.
As you may recall, Alfa Romeo made a limited return to the U.S. market in 2008 with the 8C Competizione. It was the first model to be sold in America since 1995.