Forget what you heard, Alfa Romeo still coming end of 2012

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Fiat SpA is still headstrong about its goal of re-introducing the Alfa Romeo brand in the United States by the close of 2012, but certain adjustments to the Giulia midsize sedan could cause a delay of up to four months, CEO of Fiat and Chrysler Sergio Marchionne told investors today. That means you should disregard the report you heard last week that Alfa won’t be on the stateside until 2013.

Alfa will be back in the United States at the end of 2012,” he said, but confirmed he does not like the design of the Giulia and wants it fixed before it goes on sale anywhere. “If it is over at all, it will be by a quarter, four months,”.

Alfa Romeo was pulled from the US market in 1995, and there have been a number of announced returns, but none ever came to fruition. All of those announcements however, were made before Fiat and Chrysler partnered.

Alfa Romeo returns to the US as part of a collaborative of brands via the Fiat-Chrysler partnership; the other one being Lancia.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit News