Alfa Romeo Returns to America With Flashy Supercar

by Christopher Freeburn | February 15, 2013 12:05 pm

alfaromeo4c 300x225 Alfa Romeo Returns to America With Flashy Supercar[1]After a break of almost two decades, Italy’s Alfa Romeo will┬áresume┬áselling cars in the U.S. later this year[2].

The high-end sports car maker withdrew from the U.S. in 1995 after its American sales sputtered. But, by the end of this year, it will try to make a comeback with the Alfa Romeo 4C, a sleek new supercar with carbon fiber chassis and high-powered engine, NBCNews notes.

Priced somewhere between $75,000 and $100,000, the Alfa Romeo 4C is aimed at a limited market. If it meets expectations, Alfa Romeo plans to introduce three new models to the U.S., competing with rival luxury car makers like BMW and Volkswagen‘s (PINK:VLKAY[3]) Audi.

Unveiled to the media last year, the 4C has suffered a number of delays, including a recently announced setback due to issues regarding its powertrain.

The return of Alfa Romeo comes after its parent, Fiat (PINK:FIATY[4]) continues to see growing sales[5] from its American subsidiary, Chrysler.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/alfaromeo4c.jpg
  2. selling cars in the U.S. later this year: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/alfa-romeo-making-its-u-s-return-after-18-years-1C8379906
  3. VLKAY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VLKAY
  4. FIATY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FIATY
  5. continues to see growing sales: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/december-auto-sales-pop-now-a-cautious-eye-toward-2013/

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