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Alfa Romeo launch delays

by David Zatz on

In an unsurprising turn, a key Alfa Romeo, the Quadrifoglio midsize sedan, will be delayed by six months, according to Automotive News’ Luca Ciferri.  In addition, the first Alfa Romeo crossover, will be delayed by around nine months, arriving in early 2017, missing out on an exploding market that has been valuable for Porsche, Audi, Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes in the U.S.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Quadrifoglio was to be the first car in the Giulia series.  The entire new range of Alfa Romeos is based on the same core platform and architecture, which some say was developed with the former Chrysler since it will be used, with modifications, for Dodge as well.

The delays may cause Alfa Romeo to miss its 2018 goal of selling 400,000 cars worldwide by a fairly large margin.

The run of the mill Giulia sedan will have a new 2-liter gasoline engine and a new 2.2 liter diesel; it, too, is likely to be substantially delayed, according to the article. Its most direct competitors are the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-series.

 

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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