Alfa Romeo Delays Return to America

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The folks who are eagerly awaiting the return of Alfa Romeo – a premium Italian carmaker — to U.S. shores will have to wait a bit longer, according to a report from USA Today.

Fiat, parent company of Chrysler and Alfa Romeo, had planned on reintroducing the brand in the U.S. in 2012, but has delayed its plans till 2013.

The Italian automaker says the delay is related to uncertainty with the European economy.

Originally, the car company said it would come back here with three new models — a sedan and wagon both called the “Giulia” and a midsize SUV.

According to USA Today, Alfa has confirmed that the 4C, a lightweight rear-wheel sports coupe, is still slated for the U.S. It’s unknown what will happen to the rest of the models that Alfa said would come here, outlined below:

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Fiat delays Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. (USA Today)

By Colin Bird | September 16, 2011 | Comments (3)

Comments 

Matt C.

Alfa does make some of the best looking cars, just not the one pictured.

Dan

Never say never. Didn't their ex CEO talk about never coming back to the USA. Welcome back. Can't wait. But leave the SUV. We have enough. Bring the sports coupes!

I'm not sure if Alfa will be able to get over its reputation for bad reliability in the US. In these troubled times, even luxury car buyers don't want to be making frequent trips to the garage.

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