It appears that Alfa Romeo is banking on the principle of absence leading to fonder hearts when it comes to the 4C, with a report in the Detroit Free Press saying the arrival of the coupe has been pushed back to the second quarter of 2014. No reason was given for the delay.

We can only hope the Free Press article is correct, since it cited a Fiat spokesperson who said the 4C wouldn't be here "until the second quarter." A Bloomberg piece on the same issue, however, cited a Chrysler spokesperson as saying "the 4C probably will be available in the second quarter of next year." In situations like this, when the company has already said twice this year that the 4C would be here this year, words like "probably" are the opposite of uplifting.

So if you live in the US and you're looking forward to the arrival of the 4C you will want to take a look through the high-res press shots again to keep your heart in it for another nine months. Probably.


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      Broady Cats
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I hear about this brand being delayed one more freaking time. They already delayed it like 4 times, its getting annoying for sure.
      infinitycj
      • 1 Year Ago
      Completely gorgeous!
      ChaosphereIX
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh com on already! this is getting silly...but as a current Alfa owner, somehow it keeps with the character of the brand... you may be an hour late getting somewhere, but boy do you make an entrance when you do arrive...
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        Better that they get it right than hear the endless "Fix it again" jokes.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      So will Alfa/Fiat dealers be one entity? I just can't imagine this car being sold at Chrysler, Dodge ....dealers. The whole branding culture just does not blend with Chrysler/Dodge. Despite the platform sharing two very distinctive brand identities.
        Txdesign
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Excellent comment. It's somewhat jarring to look at a Fiat 500 right next to rows of Ram trucks one lot over. Customers looking at a 70K+ sports car will feel the same way. The BMW/MINI brand blending worked much better.
      neverlift101
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gorgeous! If it is 1/2 what my GTV was, it will be great. Where is the standard transmission.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      plenty of time to FIX THE HEADLIGHTS
      zzzzzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Alfa Romeo, Alfa Delay-o.
      lrx301
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a feeling that Alfa Romeo will never come back to the US. The coming back to US topic is just a carrot donkey stick to draw people's attention to the company.
        Chumley
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lrx301
        Thank you. At least one other person gets it. Alfa is big fat who cares!? Most people are obviously too young to remember how mediocre they were when they did sell them here. Shameful how easily duped the press is with these type of cars. So what we have is years of noise about their "comeback" here and lots of press covering a company that might, before 2015, delivery a car in numbers totaling in the hundreds,perhaps a few thousand at some point. These will be nothing more than dealer marked -up oddities that show up even more marked up on ebay, eventually becoming celebrities on the cars and coffee circuit.
          A M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chumley
          So much angst. I've had 7 Alfa's, and compared to their competitors of the day, they were far from mediocre. Compared to modern cars, well, that's a different story. Fiat needs to decide how they want to position Alfa. In Europe, it's an upmarket volume brand. The 4C is a halo car. The question is, what else is in the pipeline. One halo car does not launch a brand. The Fiat 500 is a bread and butter volume car, like the Mini, so, Alfa needs something to fit in above the Fiat 500, somewhere up to BMW 3 series territory. That's a crowded place to be, especially for a new brand.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chumley
          If they turn out to actually be good cars (remember, cars in general are much more reliable than in the 70s), which so far they have, then you're asking the wrong rhetorical question. People will care.
          gtv4rudy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chumley
          I used to own a 1969 Alfa GTV with the weber carbs. A friend of mine had a 1968 BMW 2002 and we switched cars on occasion. (I couldn't wait to get my Alfa back on those occasions)
          AwolG5
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chumley
          Alfa Romeo is an icon can I can't wait to buy into the brand when their lineup is here.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      wsbfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I heard they're working on a stamped steel chassis to replace the carbon tub to satisfy the NHTSA.
      Alfa Pete
      • 1 Year Ago
      More evidence that Alfa is the vaporware of the automobile world (an this comes from a long-time Alfisto - note my moniker)!
      Vwfanatic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wasn't the date changed to 2114? IF Fiat really wants Alfa to be a success in the USA, Alfa needs to bring in a "reasonably" priced volume vehicle, soon, to win back the hearts and minds of those Alfa Fans.
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