Alfa Romeo delays U.S. intro to 2013, cancels plans to build SUV at Chrysler’s Ohio plant

Alfa Romeo has once again delayed its re-introduction to the U.S. market has it scales back global expansion plans as the European debt crisis deepens. Alfa said that it will delay several key models that were to be launched in the United States by another year and has cancelled plans to build a mid-sized SUV at Chrysler’s Toledo, Ohio plant.

The Alfa Romeo 4C, which debut in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, was supposed to be the first Alfa launched in the United States in 2012. The car has now been pushed back to 2013.

An Alfa Romeo SUV has also been delayed to 2013, rather than 2012. A decision on where to build the SUV model is expected later this month.

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and the Giulia station wagon will now come out in 2014, instead of 2013.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Free Press