Alfa Romeo has been threatening to re-enter the North American market for a while now, and the latest word, via Automotive News, is that Alfa has whiplashed back to being off again, for now. Then there's that thing about Volkswagen maybe buying Alfa from parent Fiat, though that's also likely on hold until the voracious German gets its latest acquisitions settled in. Fiat has repeatedly denied that Alfa is for sale.

Sergio Marchionne will lay out the newest plan for Alfa Romeo at the end of October, about the time we were supposed to be getting a compact crossover. The 4C will still probably wow the crowd at the North American International Auto Show in January, but actual vehicle rollout and sales plans are shifting. That's partially due to increased slack in European demand for Alfa Romeo vehicles, which have required volume projection adjustments.

For now, the 4C will likely lead the charge, with the next-generation Giulia being a good bet for the next Alfa on offer. We should also see the Alfa Romeo sibling to the new Jeep Liberty that's rolling out next year. The Alfa version will follow in 2014 and be built alongside the Jeep in Toledo.


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      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope Alfa's do come over stateside soon. It would drown out the leagues of boring Civics and Corollas.
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      This post is gonna get deleted in t-minus.... (Annual Chrysler dealer show is happening right now in Vegas and Alfa is one of the topics) There is no substance to this BS "news" artcile.
      matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      An Alfa badged jeep liberty? Really? I would love to see Alfa come back to the states, but think FIAT is going about it the wrong way. It seems to me like Fiat is bastardizing another company, and neglecting the great history it has. It reminds me of what they did with Lancia. When re-starting a company like this, it's essential to go back to the classics. Drive a classic GTV. Blast up and down the California coast in a duetto with Mrs. Robinson blaring through the speakers. Study the classic racing cars. Try to understand where Alfa came from and maybe you can better grasp where they should be going. Take a car like the Miata. It's been virtually unchanged and unchallenged. Why not start there Alfa? Build a better roadster. Next up? The GTI. Redesign the Guiletta (which I have to admit is a gorgeous car) to better compete with the GTI. After that, the 1 series. Next, the 3 series. Alfa, if you can combine driving pleasure and reliability of other brands with the looks of an Alfa, you'll never have to worry about sales numbers ever again.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah, what a suprise
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's time Fiat faces the facts, Alfa is a specialty brand. Fiat needs to focus on reducing their capacity in Europe not about making Alfa a full line luxury brand.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dog some the satin paint jobs, but this one just looks dingy. It may look better in sunlight, but the gallery does it no favors. Satin black is cool, satin silver is ok. The satin red is just pink.
      The Truth
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shocking. This is becoming a joke. Alfa is not coming back here, so can we stop talking about it? If it did, they wouldn't sell anyway. They didn't last time they were sold here.
      TitanSubZero15
      • 2 Years Ago
      So Alfa Romeo won't be delayed?
      gfviperman
      • 2 Years Ago
      That blonde is HOT!!! Send her over with the 4C!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
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        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        Get some therapy you loser.
        Mr.Roadrage
        • 2 Years Ago
        And this is why Americans are given a hard time abroad.
        Stirling Matheson
        • 2 Years Ago
        Americans should nuke Europe because they never contributed anything. You mean other than our dominant languages, most of our culture, most of our technology, and the enlightenment philosophy that inspired the Revolutionary war. You're right, none of that made a difference, and because of it, genocide isn't just excusable but morally right.
        Niels Marienlund
        • 2 Years Ago
        Piss off, troll. F***ing g**k.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        The girl isn't pretty - but to say all blondes aren't is just stupid - Would it be right to say all Tan people look dirty and are ugly? NO - If a Faith Hill or Taylor Swift were available - I'd be all for it. I'm young and like blonde hair - growing up we ALLLL loved Pamela Anderson of Baywatch! We were all young and loved the blonde hair. We also loved Summer (actress on baywatch) and Jenny McCarthy. Those 3 have hit the wall but growing up most AMERICANS loved those blonde haired gorgeous girls. Now back on topic - from the side this reminds me of a 370z mixed with a Leaf front end and the rest mixed with a Lotus. I kind of like it - now if it's lightweight and decent HP for a nice price - I'm all for bringing it to the US!! More options!
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ack not again. I wish I could buy the first generation Brera, one of the prettiest cars I've ever seen. Alfa can't get here soon enough!
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