• Apr 21, 2010
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina – Click above for high-res image gallery

Italiophiles rejoice! Though the move isn't unexpected, Fiat's Sergio Marchionne has officially confirmed that the Alfa Romeo brand will make a return appearance to the United States starting in 2012.

The first vehicles that should hit American dealerships (of course, we don't yet know where the cars will be sold, but Chrysler's woefully underutilized dealer network would be a good bet...) will be the midsize Giulia, which will come in both sedan and wagon variants, along with a compact SUV built in the States using European Giullietta hatchback underpinnings.

One year later, Alfa plans to begin offering a five-door version of the beautiful MiTo hatchback in the States, which will be joined by a new Alfa Romeo Spider. Could it look something like the 2uettottanta concept from Geneva? Someone get Dustin Hoffman on the phone pronto.

Moving on to the 2014 model year, Alfa will redesign its compact Giullietta hatchback and send it to America. A second, larger SUV will show up in the same year and will be built in America using architecture borrowed from the next-gen Jeep Liberty.

There was plenty more news coming from the Fiat camp today. Stay tuned for a much more comprehensive breakdown of the Italian automaker's far-reaching plans for the next several years.



[Source: Fiat]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      They have slides of all of this including Fiat and Lancia here:
      http://fiat500usa.blogspot.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry for the blasphemy....but does anyone else besides me see an uncanny resemblance between this Alfa and the recently discontinued Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky/Opel GT/Daewoo G2X quadruplets? Compare the Alfa especially to the Solstice...the cars appear to be pretty similar on the hardpoints and overall design language.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That little Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta is one sharp set o' wheels! Wow!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If this announcement is anything like the previous one, I'll believe it when I see the dealerships with the new Alfas inside with my own eyes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is so choice. If I have the means in 2014, I highly believe I'll be picking one up. Provided its fast enough for the money...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why would you ever go faster than what allows people to see that car's gorgeous lines.

        If there is ever a case for a slow car, it should be a gorgeous car.

        It is the ugly cars that I wish would move themselves along out of my line of sight :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great, yet more CUV/SUVs that hitting the streets. Those are not the kind of Alfa's i was hoping to see returning the US! Let hope there's some more exciting offerings on the table too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not excited about suv's and cuv's either but Fiat is making a business case on this one. Joe "3 whopper" jones and his neighbor billy bob still want suv,cuv styling, and in some cases are waiting for the re release of the 1975 Ford LTD. "now that was a car" Most of us that read Autoblog have at least a faint idea about Fiat, Alfa and Lancia. Talk to the average American and they don't know they even exist."Alfa? didn't granpa usta plant some ah that stuff?" older people remember when Fiat was here before with the quality and russian steel/rust issues.
        • 4 Years Ago

        Exactly - I would have been interested in the 2 door MiTo or maybe the 5 door Giullietta the way it is would cure me of my fear of unnecessary doors, so why turn the 2 door into a 5 door and the 5 door into a CUV? Somewhere there's a marketing department that's only goal in life is to prevent new cars that I'd actually want.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes in the article it says that the first 2 cars to hit the US will be a midsize sedan and a wagon (Giulia), then you will get the new Spider, a redesigned Mito and a redesigned Giulietta in 2014, and of course the CUV and the SUV

        So by 2014 you will get 7 Alfas................not just the CUV and the SUV
      • 4 Years Ago
      Alfa 2uetto concept...BEST INTERIOR EVER! PERFECT DASH.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm starting to think you have a fetish about this..95% of your posts are centered on the presence of a Nav screen or lack thereof. Tell us something new already if you insist on making posts!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not bad, but would need a good size nav screen to be perfect.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am getting gun-shy FIAT!!! You have been promising Alfa back now then take away... Back and forth....

      I now think I will wait for the Focus RS in 2012....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish they would just dump the Liberty name and bring back the Cherokee nameplate if they will actually are planning on producing a brand new one.

      I mean come on, They still sell it as the Cherokee overseas.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. There was no reason to change the name to liberty. The stated mumbo jumbo about being PC to Indians doesn't hold water or we would be seeing Grand Liberty's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      SUV's? That's so 2009.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I live in brentwood and saw an alfa romeo 8c parked on the street this morning. Damn beautiful i must say. I was surprised to see it, but figured they must have quietly started selling here already. It had a dealership plate, so i figured it was one that was sold, and not just a review car. Anyway, can't wait to see more coming over here, because that 8C was fiiiiiiine!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Was it red? If so, I saw the same 8C a few months ago on San Vicente near Bundy. I was so mesmerized that I damn near crashed my car.

        While I'm disappointed that the Giulietta won't be here until 2014, I'm happy to not be in suspense any more about when it would be coming here. I'll be in the market for a new car soon (just have to finish my MBA and get a job first), and I was prepared to gut it out for another year or so with my 10 year old car in the hope that the Giulietta would be here soon. Now I can evaluate the market accordingly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Alfa reserved 95 8C Coupes and Spiders respectively for the US market ahead of the official re entry in 2012.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful American/Italian babies are being born!
        • 4 Years Ago
        So it's Alfa and Fiat who are going to bring beauty and great style back to the automobile in the USA. Such a relief (a shame that the US manufactures wouldn't do it). I hope, for Fiat's sake and survival, that their performance and reliability match their beauty (and that they keep their cars beautiful). I'm looking forward to this with great anticipation.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If slapping an Alfa Romeo badge on a Chrysler CUV counts as "returning" then I say no thank you to these horrible hybrids of Italian build quality and Chrysler engineering. Or vice versa lol.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is it just me, or is that windshield off a GM Kappa - i.e., a Solstice?
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