Chrysler appointed Reid Bigland to the new position of head of Alfa Romeo in North America on Monday, charging him with relaunching the Italian brand here after a 19-year absence. Expectations are high. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants Alfa Romeo to go from zero to 150,000 annual sales in North America by 2018. It will start with just...

Alfa Romeo is about to go through a new restructuring process. As a result of this, it will come out from under the wing of the Fiat Chrysler group and become a brand unto itself.   The news comes from the folks at Automotive News, who spoke with sources within the Italian-American corporations.   Read more   Source: http:...

by Bob Golfen   With some of the world's greatest Italian sports cars from the past and present standing nearby, Ruben Ruiz's minivan was a source of constant attention. Of course, this was Concorso Italiano and this was no ordinary minivan. Ruiz was more than happy to give curious spectators tours of his 1958 Fiat Multipla 600, which h...

Fiat Chrysler plans to introduce a new lineup of rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo sedans and SUVs that will take the fight to BMW, Mercedes and Audi, and they will do so with Ferrari powerplants. These models are slated to arrive starting in 2016, and the high-end versions of these cars will use powerplants designed by Ferrari.   Since 2004, Alfa...

Italian studio Pininfarina designed the twentieth century's greatest Ferraris and through their work with the Prancing Horse -- plus the likes of Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo -- helped define the emotive Italian style of the mid-century sportscar.   On the company's 85th birthday, Paulo Pininfarina, the fourth patriarch of the family to head...

Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. is on track and under way, according to CEO Harald Wester. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV last week shipped about 50 of the Italian luxury brand's niche 4C sports cars to North America. The cars are now arriving in dealerships, marking the first time since the mid-'90s that Americans can see Alfa Romeos in showrooms....

Chrysler Group's "Imported from Detroit" credo adds the midsize 2015 Chrysler 200 to their portfolio of European-based cars.   Built off the foundation of the Italy's Fiat-built Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 brings a racy new look to the American brand's sedan segment.   Read more   Source: http://...

by Cassidy Trowbridge   Larry H. Miller Fiat in Avondale announced it is part of Alfa Romeo's return to America. The dealership is offering the Alfa Romeo 2015 Launch Edition, with only 400 being imported to America, according to the dealership. The Avondale location will be the third in Arizona to sell the Alfa Romeo 4C. Larry H. Mill...

Italian auto giant Fiat Chrysler announced Tuesday that it will invest around $7 billion through 2018 to relaunch the high-end and sporty Alfa Romeo line with eight new models expected.   Fiat said in a strategy presentation that it expects to revive Alfa Romeo with an increase in output from 74,000 cars in 2013 to 400,000 in 2018.  ...

By Andrea Malan La partita tra Sergio Marchionne e il sindacato Usa, azionista di Chrysler con il fondo Veba, sta arrivando alle fasi decisive ed è arrivata a coinvolgere l'Alfa Romeo – marchio prestigioso che dovrebbe costituire una delle armi del rilancio del gruppo Fiat. «Finché sarò al timone della Fiat, l'Alfa Romeo non verrà prodotta fuori d...