Back in April, we reported that Ralph Gilles had essentially confirmed the SRT Barracuda’s arrival on a different platform than the Challenger: The new Barracuda will share its platform architecture with an all-new 5 Series-sized Alfa Romeo sedan that will be a key car for the relaunch of the Alfa brand in the U.S. ... by 2016. I’m betting the Barracuda will also appear around that timeframe. Pure speculation, but both cars may have been pushed back because the Fiat Group is bleeding in Europe due to the collapse of the market there and Marchionne is trying to conserve money. Recently, both the UK’s Car magazine and Automotive News have said that a rear wheel drive platform for Alfa Romeo was on its way. This had been discussed semi-publicly for months before Gilles’ statement, with Sergio Marchionne commenting that a rear wheel drive, mid-sized Alfa Romeo was made possible by being able to..
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