Alfa Romeo coming back to North America by 2012, Marchionne says |

Alfa Romeo isn’t doing so well in Europe, but with new models due to refresh the entire lineup, like the Giulietta or the 159 replacement which will see designs from all the major design houses in Italy, things will turn around.

Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne counts on that, and recently revealed that the Alfa will be coming back to North America by 2012, relying heavily on Chrysler dealership connections and, according to some voices, on platforms from the US company.

According to rumors, the Giulietta, which is arguably the most expected model, won’t be coming to US or Canadian shores, but the replacements for the 159 mid-size sedan and the 166 saloon will be making that trip. These new models will be built specifically on Chrysler platforms, to make manufacturing in the US much easier. Considering that the new Giulietta platform might even be used on Jeep models, the lack of the very attractive hatchback from a North American launch is surprising.

Do you think that the new models from Alfa, powered by Chrysler technology, will become popular in the USA or Canada?

Source: Automotive News via Autoblog

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Post tags : Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat, sergio marchionne